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Medications for Glaucoma, Open Angle

About 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.

Drugs used 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 Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
latanoprost 4.7 34 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: latanoprost ophthalmic

Brand names:  Xalatan, Xelpros

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Lumigan 4.7 18 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: bimatoprost ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Xalatan 7.3 7 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: latanoprost ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

timolol 7.2 10 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: timolol ophthalmic

Brand names:  Timoptic, Istalol, Betimol, Timoptic-XE, Timoptic Ocudose …show all

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Travatan Z 5.5 5 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: travoprost ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

brimonidine 4.6 6 reviews
Rx/OTC B N X

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

Alphagan P 4.3 4 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: brimonidine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

dorzolamide / timolol 4.2 12 reviews
Rx C N

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

Cosopt 4.3 6 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: dorzolamide / timolol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

dorzolamide 6.4 8 reviews
Rx C N

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

Azopt 1.0 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: brinzolamide ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Timoptic Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: timolol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Simbrinza 5.3 18 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: brimonidine / brinzolamide ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

travoprost 5.3 11 reviews
Rx C N

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

Zioptan 10 4 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: tafluprost ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

bimatoprost 4.7 18 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: bimatoprost ophthalmic

Brand names:  Lumigan, Durysta

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Istalol 10 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: timolol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Trusopt 8.5 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: dorzolamide ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Betimol Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: timolol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Timoptic-XE Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: timolol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

brimonidine / brinzolamide 5.3 18 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: brimonidine / brinzolamide ophthalmic

Brand name:  Simbrinza

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

brinzolamide 1.0 2 reviews
Rx C N

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, Prescribing Information

tafluprost 10 4 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: tafluprost ophthalmic

Brand name:  Zioptan

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Xelpros Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: latanoprost ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Betagan Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: levobunolol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) 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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