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Cosopt Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is dorzolamide and timolol ophthalmic (Cosopt)?
- What are the possible side effects of dorzolamide and timolol ophthalmic (Cosopt)?
- What is the most important information I should know about dorzolamide and timolol ophthalmic (Cosopt)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using dorzolamide and timolol ophthalmic (Cosopt)?
- How should I use dorzolamide and timolol ophthalmic (Cosopt)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Cosopt)?
- What happens if I overdose (Cosopt)?
- What should I avoid while using dorzolamide and timolol ophthalmic (Cosopt)?
- What other drugs will affect dorzolamide and timolol ophthalmic (Cosopt)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Cosopt)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Cosopt)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include feeling short of breath, confusion, muscle pain or weakness, fast or slow heart rate, wheezing, trouble breathing, chest pain, fainting, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while using dorzolamide and timolol ophthalmic (Cosopt)?
Dorzolamide and timolol ophthalmic can cause blurred vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.
Do not use other eye medications during treatment with dorzolamide and timolol ophthalmic unless your doctor tells you to.
What other drugs will affect dorzolamide and timolol ophthalmic (Cosopt)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- clonidine (Catapres);
- clozapine (Clozaril, FazaClo);
- digitalis (digoxin, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- methimazole (Tapazole);
- pioglitazone (Actos);
- ropinirole (Requip);
- terbinafine (Lamisil);
- ticlopidine (Ticlid);
- an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), imipramine (Tofranil), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
- anti-malaria medication such as chloroquine (Arelan) or pyrimethamine (Daraprim), or quinine (Qualaquin);
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Dutoprol, Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others;
- heart or blood pressure medication such as amlodipine (Norvasc, Caduet, Exforge, Lotrel, Tekamlo, Tribenzor, Twynsta), diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), nicardipine (Cardene), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
- a heart rhythm medication such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone) or quinidine (Quin-G);
- HIV or AIDS medicine such as delavirdine (Rescriptor) or ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra);
- medicine to treat psychiatric disorders, such as aripiprazole (Abilify), chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin), haloperidol (Haldol), perphenazine (Trilafon), or thioridazine (Mellaril); or
- other glaucoma medications such as acetazolamide (Diamox), brinzolamide (Azopt), or methazolamide (Neptazane).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with dorzolamide and timolol ophthalmic. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about dorzolamide and timolol ophthalmic.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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