About Cosopt

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About Cosopt

The drug timolol is used in chronic ocular hypertension in the context of the disease glaucoma, to lower the intraocular pressure.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Lower intraocular pressure in cataracts
  • normalize elevated blood pressure

This is how Timolol works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of timolol.
Please also read the information on the drug groups beta-blockers, antihypertensives, to which the active ingredient timolol belongs.

Application of the active substance timolol

The drug timolol is used in chronic ocular hypertension in the context of the disease glaucoma, to lower the intraocular pressure.

In combination with other drugs, timolol is also used to treat high blood pressure.

More detailed information is available on the following Timolol application areas:

  • Green Star

Mode of action of timolol

Timolol is a so-called non-selective beta-blocker. Timolol binds preferentially to special binding sites (receptors) of the sympathetic fibers of the autonomic nervous system, the so-called beta-receptors. The active ingredient displaces the body’s own messenger substances, which want to exert an activating function. This suppresses this activation. In the heart, beta-blockers such as timolol cause a slowing of the heartbeat, on the kidney they dampen the release of the blood pressure-increasing hormone renin. Both effects contribute to blood pressure reduction.

Exactly how much is reduced by this blockade of beta-receptors of intraocular pressure, is not yet known. However, it is believed that the formation of aqueous humor is reduced and in addition the aqueous humor can flow out of the eye better.

Potential Cosopt side effects may include:

Effect
Percentage
21%

Cosopt used to treat the following diseases:

Disease
Percentage
43%
  1. Lena J. Dorman says:
    4.0 rating

    Cosopt for Glaucoma

    I have been taking Cosopt for 3 weeks now. Except for occasional burning when instilling at the beginning no complaints. The burning does not always occur. At the beginning also had pain in the eye, was more a sting. From time to time this bitter taste, even in between times a day just like that. In the first 2 weeks very dry mouth, the food hurt, the throat burned like fire. (Deep voice) Pain when swallowing and at night very strong coughing that also occurred several times a day. The coughing stimulus will have come from the massive throat irritation. Now after 3 weeks everything is gone again, until just the funny taste in the mouth and occasional short sod race. If everything stays as it is then I will not sell it. Maybe I just had a cold, but I think that was more of the drops.

    Side effects: Eyes burn
  2. Joline W. Harwood says:
    2.5 rating

    Cosopt for Glaucoma; Iop increase

    I use the AT for 4 weeks and can not find any accurate results without checking the intraocular pressure. The next appointment is only in May .. The instillation is very uncomfortable, since the AT burn strong.

    Side effects: Eyes burn
  3. Larry C. Fuller says:
    4.0 rating

    Cosopt for Iop increase

    For 14 days I apply Cosopt. Obviously, the drops migrate from the eye area into the pharynx and release cough-like stimuli. A bitter taste in the back of the throat remains permanently remanent. Let’s see how this evolves. Like other users, I noticed that the drops burn in the evening but not in the morning. Regarding applicability: Firstly, I find it at least provocative that the package size is dimensioned so that after 14 days, the pack is already almost empty. second, it is unclear why proven drip dosing systems (e.g., Hylo-Comod care drops) are not also used in this drug.

    Side effects: Eyes burn
  4. James S. Carr says:
    2.5 rating

    Cosopt for Glaucoma

    because I have a preservative intolerance I am prescribed these ampoules

    Side effects: No side effects
  5. Ana J. Craig says:
    4.0 rating

    Cosopt for Iop increase

    For me, the green star was detected last year, at the time had an average intraocular pressure of about 25, for which reason I was first prescribed Atopt, but after more than half a year, no effect or only deterioration of the pressure has caused (the pressure rose to over 27) After that, Cosopt was prescribed to me although I have a very low blood pressure, but the drops help well against the internal pressure (only about 20-22) Except for the bissle between me is dizzy because of my blood pressure Too much rounder I’m doing really well!

    Side effects: No side effects
  6. Harvey H. Rupe says:
    5.0 rating

    Cosopt for Iop increase

    because of the use of the above mentioned drugs, it has come to my improvement. I had an internal pressure of 26.before taking the drops now he is 17. unchanged. mfg uli

    Side effects: No side effects