Trusopt 2% Eye Drop 5 ml
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What is Dorzolamide and what is used for:
- This product consists of dorzolamide which is a medicine that belongs to a class of medicines known as "carbonic anhydrase inhibitors".
- It is used to lower elevated pressure in the eye and to treat glaucoma.
- It can be given alone or in combination with other medicines known as beta-blockers that can decrease the pressure in the eye.
Do not use Dorzolamide :
- If you are allergic to Dorzolamide or any of the ingredients in this medicine.
- Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
- If you have severe kidney problems, or a previous history of kidney stones.
Warnings and precautions:
- Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you develop allergic reactions such as shortness of breath, skin rash, swelling of the face or neck, decreased blood pressure and dizziness.
- Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about any medical problems you currently have or have previously had, including eye problems and eye surgeries, and about any allergies to any medications.
- Talk to your doctor right away if you experience any eye irritation or any new eye problems such as swelling or redness of the eye or eyelids.
- Talk to your doctor before starting this medicine if you have any liver problems.
- This product contains a preservative known as benzalkonium chloride which can affect the color your soft contact lenses and may also cause eye irritation especially if you have cornea problems or eye dryness, therefore make sure that you remove your soft contact lens before you apply the eye drop and wait at least 15 minutes before you put your contact lens back.
Possible side effects:
- Very common side effects include burning and stinging of the eyes.
- Common side effects discharge with itching of the eyes, nausea, disease of the cornea with sore eye and blurred vision (superficial punctuate keratitis), blurred vision, eyelid Irritation or inflammation, headache, fatigue and bitter taste.
Other medicines and Dorzolamide:
- Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medications including eye drops (especially carbonic anhydrase inhibitors e.g.Acetazolamide).
- If you are using more than one eye drop solution, make sure to administer each at least five minutes apart to avoid precipitation of the eye drop.
How to apply Dorzolamide:
- This medicine has been studied in infants and children less than 6 years of age who suffer from elevated eye(s) pressure or have glaucoma.
- Talk to your doctor for advice.
- The effects of this medicine were shown to be the same in both elderly and younger patients.
- Recommended dose is one drop in the affected eye (s) in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening when given alone.
- Use your eye drops solution as directed by your doctor.
- Do not apply your eye drops in both eyes unless prescribed by your doctor.
- Recommended dose is one drop in the affected eye (s) in the morning and in the evening when your doctor prescribes a beta-blocker eye drop with this medicine.
- Ask your doctor if you are not sure how to use your eye drop.
- Use your medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
- Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- Tear open the overwrap pouch of the bottle right before using it for the first time and write the date of opening on the carton in the space provided.
- Do not open the overwrap until you need to use the bottle.
- Wash your hands.
- Uncap the bottle.
- Tilt your head slightly backward and pull down the lower eyelid making a pocket.
- Keep the bottle above the eye with the tip facing down.
- Look upward and away from the bottle.
- Avoid contact of the eye drop tip with your eye or other surfaces to prevent bacterial contamination which may lead to eye infection and serious eye damage.
- Then press on the container to release a drop.
- Let go of the lower eyelid and keep the eyes closed for 2 minutes.
- If an eye drop is missed, repeat the steps.
- Wipe off any excess drops from your cheeks.
- Repeat the steps for the other eye if your doctor told you to apply your medicine in both eyes.
- Close the bottle cap tightly when you are done using it.
- Contact your doctor if you suspect that your eye drop is contaminated.
- Space your eye drops by at least 10 minutes.
How to store Dorzolamide :
- Discard the bottle 4 weeks after its opening even if it is not empty and use a new bottle.
- Write down the date at which you opened the bottle (for the first time) on the available space of the carton box.
- Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
- This eye drop does not require any specific temperature storage conditions.
- Do not use beyond the expiry date mentioned on the box.
- Keep away from light.
- Do not dispose in the wastewater or household waste.
- Ask your pharmacist how you can dispose medicines you no longer need.
- Manufacturer: Trusopt
- Product form: Drops
- Size: 5 ml
- Ingredients: Dorzolamide