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People with glaucoma or other eye conditions may find dorzolamide/timolol useful for their situation. This combination drug, which is applied to the affected eye twice daily, reduces the amount of fluid the eye produces, which in turn causes pressure in the eye to decrease. Common side effects include a bitter or unpleasant taste in the mouth, eye redness, and a stinging sensation in the eye.
What Is Dorzolamide/Timolol?Dorzolamide/timolol (Cosopt®) is a prescription eye drop. It contains two different active ingredients: a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor (dorzolamide) and a beta blocker (timolol). It is approved to treat high eye pressure in people with chronic open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
Potential Side EffectsJust like any medicine, dorzolamide/timolol can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
- Bitter, sour, or unusual taste in the mouth
- Eye burning or stinging.