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Medications for Glaucoma

Drugs associated with Glaucoma

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

What is Glaucoma: A condition of increased fluid pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure). This increased pressure damages the optic nerve causing partial vision loss, with blindness as a possible, eventual outcome.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Combigan Rx C N X 8 reviews
5.0

Generic name: brimonidine / timolol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Diamox Rx C N 9 reviews
5.0

Generic name: acetazolamide systemic

Drug class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
acetazolamide Rx C N 15 reviews
5.0

Generic name: acetazolamide systemic

Brand names:  Diamox, Diamox Sequels

Drug class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
brimonidine / timolol Rx C N X 8 reviews
5.0

Generic name: brimonidine / timolol ophthalmic

Brand name:  Combigan

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
pilocarpine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: pilocarpine ophthalmic

Brand names:  Pilocar, Isopto Carpine, Pilopine HS, Pilostat, Ocu-Carpine

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Corgard Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: nadolol systemic

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Iopidine Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: apraclonidine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
methazolamide Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: methazolamide systemic

Brand name:  Neptazane

Drug class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Pilocar Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: pilocarpine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Isopto Carpine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: pilocarpine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
nadolol Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: nadolol systemic

Brand name:  Corgard

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Neptazane Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: methazolamide systemic

Drug class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Diamox Sequels Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: acetazolamide systemic

Drug class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Carboptic Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: carbachol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Pilopine HS Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: pilocarpine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Pilostat Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: pilocarpine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Miostat Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: carbachol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Mitosol Rx X N Add review Add

Generic name: mitomycin ophthalmic

Drug class: miscellaneous ophthalmic agents

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Ocu-Carpine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: pilocarpine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
carbachol Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: carbachol ophthalmic

Brand names:  Carboptic, Miostat, Isopto Carbachol

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
mitomycin Rx X N Add review Add

Generic name: mitomycin ophthalmic

Brand name:  Mitosol

Drug class: miscellaneous ophthalmic agents

For consumers: side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
Phospholine Iodide Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: echothiophate iodide ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
apraclonidine Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: apraclonidine ophthalmic

Brand name:  Iopidine

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Isopto Carbachol Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: carbachol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
echothiophate iodide Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: echothiophate iodide ophthalmic

Brand name:  Phospholine Iodide

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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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 of the drug 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 of the drug 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 of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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