What is Dorzolamide Hydrochloride used for?
Dorzolamide Hydrochloride eye drops is used for the treatment of high pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure) due to glaucoma.
Dorzolamide Hydrochloride may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
How does Dorzolamide Hydrochloride work?
Dorzolamide Hydrochloride belongs to the class of drugs called carbonic anhydrous inhibitor. The drug acts by inhibiting the action of certain substances and reduces the secretion of aqueous humor, thereby reducing the pressure inside the eyes.
How to use Dorzolamide Hydrochloride?
The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Dorzolamide Hydrochloride eye drops as prescribed by your doctor.
- Instil one or two eye drops into the conjunctival sac of the eye and close your eyes for at least 10 minutes. Do not allow the container tip to touch the eye or surrounding tissue.
If you miss a dose of Dorzolamide Hydrochloride, please use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What are the drugs that interact with Dorzolamide Hydrochloride?
Drugs that interact with Dorzolamide Hydrochloride include the following:
- Benzoic acid
- Sodium thiosalicylate
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.
What are the side effects of Dorzolamide Hydrochloride?
The following are the most common side effects of Dorzolamide Hydrochloride:
- Temporary blurred vision
- Burning of the eye
- Stinging of the eye
- Watery eyes
- Bitter taste
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:
- Dry eye
- Sensitivity to light
- Vision changes
- Swelling of eyelids
- Eye discharge
- Eye pain
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.
What special precautions should be followed while using Dorzolamide Hydrochloride?
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Dorzolamide Hydrochloride or similar drugs.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Dorzolamide Hydrochloride causes dizziness or blurred vision.
- Avoid Dorzolamide Hydrochloride during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
- Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
- Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.
- Keep the medication out of reach of children.
You are advised not to use Dorzolamide Hydrochloride if
- it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
What should you tell your doctor before taking Dorzolamide Hydrochloride?
- Tell your doctor if you have any history of liver, kidney or heart diseases.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
Frequently Asked Questions about Dorzolamide Hydrochloride
- How should Dorzolamide Hydrochloride be stored?
- Can I use Dorzolamide Hydrochloride while wearing contact lenses?
- Can I use any other eye drops while using Dorzolamide Hydrochloride?
Dorzolamide Hydrochloride should be stored at room temperature, away from heat, light and moisture.
No. It is advised not to wear contact lenses while using Dorzolamide Hydrochloride, as it discolours the contact lenses.
It is advised to wait for at least ten minutes before using any other eye drops while using Dorzolamide Hydrochloride. However, please notify the doctor about your medical history.
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