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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
(dorzolamide hydrochloride) Ophthalmic Solution 2%
Before using your TRUSOPT
Before using your TRUSOPT for the first time, make sure the safety strip on the front of the bottle is unbroken. A gap between the bottle and the cap is normal for an unopened bottle. (See Figure A).
Step 1. Wash your hands.
Step 2. Tear off the safety strip to break the seal. See Figure B.
Step 3. Unscrew the cap by turning in the direction of the arrows on the top of the cap. Do not pull the cap directly up and away from the bottle. Pulling the cap directly up will keep your TRUSOPT dispenser from working the right way. See Figure C.
Giving your TRUSOPT drops
Step 4. Tilt your head back and pull your lower eyelid down slightly to form a pocket between your eyelid and your eye. See Figure D.
Step 5. Turn your TRUSOPT dispenser upside down and press lightly with your thumb or index finger over the “Finger Push Area” until a single drop is placed in your eye. Do not touch your eye or eyelid with the dropper tip. See Figure E.
Step 6. If the medicine does not drop easily from the TRUSOPT dispenser after you open it for the first time, replace the cap on the bottle and tighten. Do not over tighten. Remove the cap by turning the cap in the direction of the arrows on the top of the cap. See Figure F. This should make the hole on the dispenser tip larger. Do not try to make the hole of the dispenser tip larger in any other way. The dispenser tip is made to provide a single drop. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to give your TRUSOPT drop.
Step 7. If your doctor has told you to use TRUSOPT drops in both eyes, repeat Steps 4 and 5.
After using your TRUSOPT
Step 8. Replace the cap by turning it until it is firmly touching your TRUSOPT dispenser. The arrow on the left side of the cap must be lined up with the arrow on the left side of the TRUSOPT dispenser label for it to be closed correctly. Do not over tighten or you may damage the TRUSOPT dispenser and cap. See Figure G.
After you have used all of your TRUSOPT doses, there will be some TRUSOPT medicine left in the dispenser. Do not try to remove the extra medicine from the TRUSOPT dispenser. Throw away your TRUSOPT dispenser in your household trash.
How should I store TRUSOPT?
- Store TRUSOPT between 59°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C)
- Protect from light
- Safely throw away medicine that is out of date or no longer needed.
KEEP TRUSOPT AND ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
Important information about using TRUSOPT
- If you have any eye or skin reactions, especially conjunctivitis or eyelid reactions to TRUSOPT, stop using it and call your doctor right away.
- If you have eye surgery or have a problem such as trauma or infection of your eye while using TRUSOPT, call your doctor right away.
- If you do not handle eye medicines the right way the medicine can become contaminated. If the tip of the dispenser touches your eye or areas around your eye, the tip can become contaminated with bacteria which can cause an eye infection and other serious problems including loss of eyesight.
- If you use other eye medicines dropped onto the eye like TRUSOPT, use the medicines at least 5 minutes before or after you use TRUSOPT.
- TRUSOPT contains benzalkonium chloride which may be absorbed by soft contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before you use your TRUSOPT. You can place your contact lenses back into your eyes 15 minutes after using your TRUSOPT.
Last reviewed on RxList: 2/18/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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