Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide)
What is Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide) used for?
Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide) is an ophthalmic medication used to treat open angle glaucoma, pseudo-exfoliative glaucoma, or elevated pressure within the eye. It lowers the amount of fluid in the eye to reduce pressure and alleviate symptoms associated with this condition including pain, loss of vision, or possible damage to the optic nerve. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide)?
Use Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide) according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. One drop is normally administered each evening, but your individual dosage will depend on your health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. Wash your hands before each use to remove any dirt or contaminants. Shake the bottle gently to mix its contents and observe the solution to make sure it is not cloudy or discolored as this may indicate contamination. Tilt the head back slightly, pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated, hold the bottle over the eye, and dispense one drop. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medication and keep the eye closed for ten seconds to allow it to be absorbed. Wash your hands after each use to prevent the solution from contacting areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide)?
Some patients using Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are eye redness, severe pain, sensitivity to light, intense swelling of the eyelid, severe skin rashes, stomach pain, darkened urine, or jaundice. Immediately inform your physician about any symptoms you encounter that are severe or intense to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage to prevent further problems such as reduced dosages or frequency of administration.
Remove your contact lenses before using Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide) to avoid unexpected complications. Do not begin using the medicine if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to dorzolamide, or if you have severely decreased kidney function. Also inform your physician if you have a sensitivity to sulphonamide medications or decreased liver function as these conditions may require reduced dosages to prevent potential health problems from appearing.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.