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Trusopt Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Trusopt
Generic Name: dorzolamide ophthalmic (Pronunciation: dor ZOL a mide)
- What is dorzolamide ophthalmic (Trusopt)?
- What are the possible side effects of dorzolamide ophthalmic (Trusopt)?
- What is the most important information I should know about dorzolamide ophthalmic (Trusopt)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using dorzolamide ophthalmic (Trusopt)?
- How should I use dorzolamide ophthalmic (Trusopt)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Trusopt)?
- What happens if I overdose (Trusopt)?
- What should I avoid while using dorzolamide ophthalmic (Trusopt)?
- What other drugs will affect dorzolamide ophthalmic (Trusopt)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is dorzolamide ophthalmic (Trusopt)?
Dorzolamide reduces the amount of fluid in the eye, which decreases pressure inside the eye.
Dorzolamide ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat open-angle glaucoma and other causes of high pressure inside the eye.
Dorzolamide ophthalmic may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of dorzolamide ophthalmic (Trusopt)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Although the risk of serious side effects is low when dorzolamide is used in the eyes, you should be aware of side effects that can occur if the medication is absorbed into your bloodstream.
Stop using dorzolamide ophthalmic and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- swelling or redness of your eyelids;
- eye redness, pain, discomfort, or sensitivity to light;
- drainage, crusting, or oozing of your eyes or eyelids;
- severe skin reaction: fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling; or
- stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Less serious side effects may include:
- burning or stinging in your eye;
- bitter or unusual taste in your mouth;
- blurred vision;
- dry or watery eyes;
- weakness, tired feeling;
- nausea; or
- dry mouth, sore throat.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Trusopt (dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about dorzolamide ophthalmic (Trusopt)?
Do not allow the dropper to touch any surface, including the eyes or hands. If the dropper becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye.
Do not use any other eye medication unless your doctor has prescribed it for you. If you use another eye medication, use it at least 10 minutes before or after using dorzolamide ophthalmic. Do not use the medications at the same time.
Dorzolamide ophthalmic can cause blurred vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.
Additional Trusopt Information
- Trusopt Drug Interactions Center: dorzolamide opht
- Trusopt Side Effects Center
- Trusopt Overview including Precautions
- Trusopt FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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