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Cosopt Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Cosopt™ helps to reduce pressure in the eye for patients with increased pressure or open-angle glaucoma. Generic eye solution is not yet available.

Cosopt Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 2 times a day.

Uses of Cosopt

  • This product contains two drugs used to treat increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma).
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Cosopt

Before taken Cosopt medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Cosopt. Side effects may include:

  • Altered taste
  • Blurred vision
  • Inflamed cornea
  • Itching eyes
  • Red eyelids

Warnings and precautions before taking Cosopt:

  • You should tell your doctor your medical history such as allergies, lung disease, liver problems, kidney problems, heart disease, major surgery, diabetes, thyroid problems.
  • If you are planning to have surgery, then make sure the doctor knows you are using Cosopt.
  • You should be used Cosopt with caution if you have diabetes or a thyroid condition.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Cosopt with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Cosopt with the following:

  • Certain water pills such as Daranide
  • Clonidine
  • Digitalis
  • Drugs classified as beta blockers
  • Drugs classified as calcium channel blockers
  • Epinephrine
  • Quinidine
  • Reserpine
  • Salicylate medications

After taken Cosopt if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Cosopt overdose include

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Cardiac arrest

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