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Medications for Glaucoma

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.

Medications to treat Glaucoma

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
Combigan C N X 9 reviews
5.0

Generic name: brimonidine / timolol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Diamox 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 C N 17 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 C N X 9 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 C N Add review Rate

Generic name: pilocarpine ophthalmic

Brand names:  Isopto Carpine, Pilocar, 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 C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: nadolol systemic

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
methazolamide C N Add review Rate

Generic name: methazolamide systemic

Drug class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Iopidine C N X Add review
8.0

Generic name: apraclonidine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Isopto Carpine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: pilocarpine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Pilocar C N Add review Rate

Generic name: pilocarpine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Diamox Sequels C N Add review Rate

Generic name: acetazolamide systemic

Drug class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
nadolol C N X Add review Rate

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

 
Pilopine HS C N Add review Rate

Generic name: pilocarpine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Pilostat C N Add review Rate

Generic name: pilocarpine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
carbachol C N Add review Rate

Generic name: carbachol ophthalmic

Brand names:  Miostat, Isopto Carbachol

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Miostat C N Add review Rate

Generic name: carbachol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Mitosol X N Add review Rate

Generic name: mitomycin ophthalmic

Drug class: miscellaneous ophthalmic agents

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Ocu-Carpine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: pilocarpine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
mitomycin X N Add review Rate

Generic name: mitomycin ophthalmic

Brand name:  Mitosol

Drug class: miscellaneous ophthalmic agents

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
apraclonidine C N X Add review
8.0

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 C N Add review Rate

Generic name: carbachol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Phospholine Iodide C N Add review Rate

Generic name: echothiophate iodide ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
echothiophate iodide C N Add review Rate

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.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
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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