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Trusopt

Trusopt 0.02 drops

Brand: OBS

Prescription Prescription Required

generic
Trusopt 0.02 drops is composed of Dorzolamide (0.02)

Dorzolamide is mainly used to treat high pressure inside the eye due to glaucoma or any other any kind of eye diseases. Lowering the high pressure inside the eye helps to prevent blindness. This medicine works by decreasing the amount of fluid with the eye.

Introduction

How To Use

  • The usual dose is one drop in the affected eye.
  • Use it three times a day or as directed by your doctor.

Expert Advice

  • For oral use only.
  • Please store dorzolamide at room temperature away from direct heat and sunlight. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Do not increase the dose yourself, use according to your doctor’s prescription.

Primary Uses

Glaucoma

Indications

This medicine is used for the treatment of ocular (eye) hypertension and open angle glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye) either as an adjunct to beta blockers or used alone in patients unresponsive to beta-blockers, or if beta blockers are contraindicated.

Side Effects

Patients using this medication may experience ocular (eye) burning, stinging, itching, blurred vision, conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva), bitter taste, nausea, fatigue and tearing are some of the side effects. 

Warnings

Pregnancy

Pregnant females are advised to consult their doctors before using this medicine. 

Lactation

Lactating females are advised to consult their doctors before taking this medicine.

Driving

It is safe to drive sometime after using this medicine.

Liver

Caution is advised, better to consult your doctor before taking this medicine. 

Kidney

Caution is advised, better to consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Alcohol

Alcohol is prohibited. Please avoid consuming alcohol while using this medicine.

Precautions

This medication should be used with care in patients with hepatic (liver) impairment, history of renal (kidney) calculi, chronic corneal (eye) defects, history of intraocular surgery, closed angle glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye) or sulphonamide hypersensitivity.

Contraindications

This medication should not be used in patients with severe renal (kidney) impairment or hyperchloremic (increased chloride levels in blood) acidosis (pH level of body drops below 7.35).

FAQS

What is the recommended dosage in adults?

Monotherapy is 1 drop 3 times daily.

How to store this medication?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius) or refrigerate, depending on the medicine type and manufacturer. Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

Do I need to cover my eyes following cataract surgery?

You may be asked to wear sun glasses or avoid sun exposure for some time following cataract surgery. For further guidance, consult your healthcare provider.

Will this medicine affect my vision?

You may be required to close your eyes for 10-15 after using this medicine so tasks like driving should be avoided immediately after use. Rarely does this medicine cause vision changes.

When do I contact my prescriber?

Contact your prescriber if there is pain in the eye, eye infection redness, burning, changes in vision, no improvement or worsening conditions

How do I use this medication?

Tilt your head back, look upward, add drops to your eye. Close your eye and roll eyeball in all directions. Do not blink for 30 seconds.

Are there any interaction of this with other medications?

Yes, this medication interacts with oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. Leave an interval of 10 mins if using other ophthalmic preps.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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