Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide)
What is Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide) used for?
Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide) is an ophthalmic solution prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from open angle glaucoma. The medication operates by reducing the amount of fluid in the eye to decrease pressure inside the eye. This can reduce symptoms associated with this condition such as pain, reduced vision, or damage to the retina or optic nerve. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide)?
Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide) should always be used according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One drop is normally administered to the affected eye three times daily, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be administered by gently shaking the bottle to mix its contents, tilting your head backward, pulling down the lower lid of the eye being treated, holding the bottle over the eye, and distributing one drop into the pouch formed. Slowly close the eye to spread the medication over the eye`s surface and keep the eye closed for thirty seconds to allow it to be absorbed. Always observe the medication before each use to ensure it is not cloudy or discoloured as this may indicate contamination. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide)?
The use of Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious side effects such as severe pain or swelling of the eye, severe stinging, crusting or discharge from the eye, severe skin reactions surrounding the eye, stomach pain, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide) should not be used by patients who are breastfeeding, pregnant, allergic to dorzolamide, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have severely decreased kidney function. Also inform your doctor if you are allergic to sulphonamides or if you have decreased liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special alterations to your regimen. Always remove your contact lenses before using this medication.
Strictly use Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.