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Combined medications can offer an alternative for patients who need more than one type of medication. In addition to the convenience of using one eyedrop bottle instead of two, there may also be a financial advantage, depending on your insurance plan. CombiganTM is a combination of beta blocker and alpha agonist. Cosopt® is a combination of beta blocker and carbonic anhydrase inhibitor.

CompanyBrand NameGeneric Name
Allergan Inc.CombiganTMBrimonidine Tartrate & Timolol Maleate
Merck & Co. Inc.Cosopt®Dorzolomide HCI & Timolol Maleate

Decreases production of intraocular fluid.

Side Effects

Side effects of CombiganTM include the symptoms of beta blockers and alpha agonists. Side effects of Cosopt® include burning and/or stinging of the eyes and changes in sense of taste. Since these medications are new to the market, long term follow up of people using these medications is not yet available.

Last reviewed on December 14, 2010

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