Cosopt Drops 5ml
Cosopt Drops have been specifically formulated to reduce fluid pressure in the eye. It is used, often in combination with other medications, to treat increased pressure in the eye caused by ocular hypertension, open-angle glaucoma or secondary glaucoma.
Raised intraocular pressure (IOP) is when there is a build up of fluid in the eye, called aqueous humour. This causes increased pressure in the eye and can result in damaged optic nerves and blindness. Consopt Drops fight to relieve this pressure by limiting the fluid filtration in the eye, which leads to less aqueous humour being produced. In turn, unnecessary fluid in the eye is removed leaving a more stable pressure, thus resolving raised IOP.
Dorzolamide hydrochloride 20mg/ml
Timolol maleate 5mg/ml
Water for injection
Benzalkonium chloride (0.0075%) as preservative
Apply one drop into the affected eye twice daily
Use daily for as long as recommended by your doctor
Remove contact lenses before use, and replace them at least 15 minutes after using.
Side effects may include:
Burning, stinging or itching eyes
Watering or redness of the eye(s)
Swelling or crusting of eyelid(s)
Tiredness or weakness
You should not use Cosopt Drops if you:
Are allergic to any of the ingredients
Have asthma or obstructive lung disorders
Have certain heart conditions, including bradycardia (very slow heart rate), irregular heart beat, or uncontrolled heart failure
Are pregnant or breastfeeding
Have kidney or liver disease
Are taking medicines that interact with Cosopt, including: other beta-blockers for high blood pressure or heart conditions, the antiarrhythmic quinidine, calcium channel blockers like amlodipine, SSRI antidepressants
Discard the bottle of Cosopt Drops 4 weeks after opening.