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Medications for Glaucoma, Open Angle

What is Glaucoma, Open Angle:  Glaucoma is a common eye condition in which vision is lost because of damage to the optic nerve. Open angle glaucoma is where fluid circulates freely in the eye and the pressure tends to rise slowly over time. Gradual loss of vision is usually the only symptom.

Medications to treat Glaucoma, Open Angle

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
latanoprost C N 11 reviews
5.0

Generic name: latanoprost ophthalmic

Brand name:  Xalatan

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Xalatan C N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: latanoprost ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Lumigan C N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: bimatoprost ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
timolol C N 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: timolol ophthalmic

Brand names:  Timoptic, Istalol, Betimol, Timoptic-XE, Timoptic Ocudose

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Travatan Z C N Add review
9.0

Generic name: travoprost ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Alphagan P B N X 4 reviews
4.0

Generic name: brimonidine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Cosopt C N 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: dorzolamide / timolol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
brimonidine B N X 5 reviews
4.0

Generic name: brimonidine ophthalmic

Brand name:  Alphagan P

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Azopt C N 1 review
4.0

Generic name: brinzolamide ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Timoptic C N Add review Rate

Generic name: timolol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
dorzolamide / timolol C N 4 reviews
6.0

Generic name: dorzolamide / timolol ophthalmic

Brand names:  Cosopt, Cosopt PF

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
dorzolamide C N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: dorzolamide ophthalmic

Brand name:  Trusopt

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Zioptan C N 3 reviews
10

Generic name: tafluprost ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Simbrinza C N X 2 reviews
10

Generic name: brimonidine / brinzolamide ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Trusopt C N 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: dorzolamide ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Istalol C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: timolol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Betimol C N Add review Rate

Generic name: timolol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
bimatoprost C N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: bimatoprost ophthalmic

Brand name:  Lumigan

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
travoprost C N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: travoprost ophthalmic

Brand names:  Travatan Z, Izba

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Timoptic-XE C N Add review Rate

Generic name: timolol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Betagan C N Add review Rate

Generic name: levobunolol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
tafluprost C N 3 reviews
10

Generic name: tafluprost ophthalmic

Brand name:  Zioptan

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Betoptic C N Add review Rate

Generic name: betaxolol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
brinzolamide C N 1 review
4.0

Generic name: brinzolamide ophthalmic

Brand name:  Azopt

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Timoptic Ocudose C N 1 review
7.0

Generic name: timolol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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