Glaucoma Drugs

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Author:
aka
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176369
Filename:
Glaucoma Drugs
Updated:
2012-10-08 21:29:50
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Glaucoma
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Description:
Glaucoma for Oc Dz II test
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  1. Betoptic:
    List generic name, benefits, how much it lowers IOP, and what class of drugs, dosing schedule
    • Betaxolol
    • "cardio-selective"
    • less effect than timoptic
    • Beta blockers
    • QD
  2. Betagan
    List generic name, concentrations, how much it lowers IOP, what class of drugs, dosing schedule
    • Levobunolol
    • 1/4-1/2% and generics
    • lowering effect similar to timolol
    • Beta blocker
    • QD
  3. Timoptic
    List generic name, concentrations, how much it lowers IOP, and class of drugs
    • Timolol
    • 1/2to 1/4% concentration, generics
    • QD administration
    • Beta blockers
    • In combo medications
  4. Ocupress
    List generic name, benefits, concentrations, how much it lowers IOP, dosage schedule
    • Carteolol
    • 1% solution only
    • BID schedule
    • IOP lowering similar to other nonselectives
    • Intrinsic sympathamimetic activity
    • - doesn't lower HDLs as much as timolol
    • - good beta blocker option when HDL/LDL and/or cholesterol problem
    • - less stinging
    • Less CNS ADE
  5. Optipranolol
    List generic name, concentration, dosing, class of drugs, how much it lowers IOP, benefits
    • Metiprolol
    • 0.3%
    • Similar IOP lowering to other nonselectives
    • Some uveitis was reported in Europe w/higher concentration
  6. Betimol
    List generic name, concentration, dosing, class of drugs, how much it lowers IOP, benefits
    • Timolol Hemihydrate
    • 1/4% - 1/2%
    • Similar IOP lowering to timolol maleate
    • cheaper than brand name Timoptic
    • $10 for three mo supply

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