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Cosopt vs Combigan, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 65

This is personalized comparison of Cosopt vs Combigan for a male aged 65. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Cosopt (latest outcomes from 2,935 users) has active ingredients of dorzolamide hydrochloride; timolol maleate. It is often used in glaucoma.

Combigan (latest outcomes from 1,283 users) has active ingredients of brimonidine tartrate; timolol maleate. It is often used in glaucoma.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 243 male patients aged 62 who take the same drugs are studied in Cosopt vs Combigan

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male62Glaucoma

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Cosopt dorzolamide hydrochloride; timolol maleateMerck
Combigan brimonidine tartrate; timolol maleatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 62 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cosopt (Merck)Combigan
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Ocular Hyperaemia (an abnormally large amount of blood in eye)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Eye Irritation
Intraocular Pressure IncreasedSmall Intestinal Obstruction (blockage in small intestine)
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Eye Pain
VomitingIntraocular Pressure Increased
HypersensitivityCondition Aggravated
Cardio-respiratory Arrest (sudden dysfunction of heart and lungs)Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)
Drug IneffectiveVisual Impairment
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Eye Disorder
Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)Pigmentary Glaucoma (affliction of the eye that can lead to a form of glaucoma)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cosopt (Merck)Combigan
Intraocular Pressure IncreasedNosebleed (bleeding from nose)
Hypoaesthesia Facial (reduced sense of touch or sensation on face)
Gait Disturbance
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)
Drug Ineffective
Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)
Vision Blurred
Ocular Hyperaemia (an abnormally large amount of blood in eye)
Death
Drug Hypersensitivity

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Cosopt7.69%7.69%30.77%53.85%0.00%
Combigan0.00%0.00%33.33%50.00%16.67%

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What is the basic diffreance between Cosopt and Combigan

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Cosopt (dorzolamide hydrochloride; timolol maleate) is often used to treat glaucoma. Combigan (brimonidine tartrate; timolol maleate) is often used to treat glaucoma. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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