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EYES EARS SKIN Drugs for selected conditions-Glaucoma

What are the primary goal in treating glaucoma? prevent damage to optic nerve
What are the first line drugs for testing glaucoma> • beta –adrenergic blocker [ decrease aqueous formation] , • alpha2 adrenergic agonist [ decrease aqueous formation], • & prostaglandin analogs [ increase aqueous outflow]
What are the prototypes for glaucoma treating drugs? a) timolol/Timoptic (beta blocker); b) brimonide/Alphagen ( 2 adrenergic agonist); c) latanoprost/Xalatan (prostaglandin analog)
What are the second line drugs for treating glaucoma? • cholinergic agonist [ increase aqueous outflow] , • carbonic anhydrase inhibitors [ decrease aqueous formation], non selective adrenergic agonist ( increase aqueous outflow)
What are the prototypes for the second line drugs to treat glaucoma? Pilopine,Isopto Carpine/pilocarpine (cholinergic agonist); Diamox/actezolamide ( carbonic anhydrase);
Created by: jwhite223