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Trusopt is a prescription medication used to treat increased pressure in the eye caused by conditions such as open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension. It contains the active ingredient dorzolamide which belongs to a class of drugs known as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and works by decreasing the amount of fluid within the eye.
Use and Dosage
Before applying Trusopt Eyedrops, Wash your hands before handling the eye drops. Do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface to avoid contamination. The usual recommended dose for adults is one drop in the affected eye(s) three times daily. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using the eye drops with preservative. Wait at least 15 minutes after using the medication before putting in your contact lenses.
Follow these steps to use Trusopt Eye Drops as directed by your doctor:
- Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch.
- Hold the dropper above your eye and place one drop into the pouch of your lower eyelid.
- Close your eyes gently for 1 to 2 minutes and apply gentle pressure with your finger at the corner of your eye near the nose. This will prevent the medication from draining out and improve its absorption.
- Repeat these steps for your other eye if required.
- Replace the dropper cap after each use.
- Don't rinse the dropper.
If you are using other eye medications, wait at least 10 minutes before applying them. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the drops to enter your eyes. Use Trusopt regularly at the same times each day as prescribed by your doctor. Even if you feel well, keep using the medication as most people with glaucoma or high pressure in the eyes do not feel sick.
Common Side Effects of Trusopt Eyedrops (Dorzolamide HCl):
- Bitter taste after putting in your eye drops
- Burning, stinging, or discomfort when eye drops are used
- Crusting on eyelid or corner of the eye
- Dry mouth
- Eye discharge
- Redness of the eyes
- Tearing (eyes produce excess teardrops)
- Throat irritation
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
Serious Side Effects of Trusopt Eyedrops (Dorzolamide HCl):
- Blurred vision
- Eye pain
- Feeling of something in the eye
- Itching, redness, swelling, or other signs of eye or eyelid irritation
- Nose bleeds
- Sensitivity of the eye to sunlight
- Skin rash
- Symptoms of kidney stones (e.g., blood in urine; nausea or vomiting; pain in side, back, or abdomen)
- Tingling in the extremities (hands or feet)
- Symptoms of an allergic reaction (e.g., difficulty breathing, hives, itchy and raised skin rash, or swelling of the mouth and throat)
- Symptoms of severe skin reaction (e.g., skin blisters, severe red or purple rash or itching, skin lesions and sores, fever, or sore throat)
Forms and Strength
Trusopt Eyedrops (Dorzolamide HCl) is available in the following forms and strength:
Trusopt Eyedrops: Eyedrop
Dorzolamide HCl: Eyedrop
- People with sulfonamide allergy should use Trusopt with caution, as it contains a sulfonamide component.
- Trusopt can be absorbed systemically, and could affect people with hepatic or renal insufficiency.
- Monitor the acid-base balance in people who are using carbonic anhydrase inhibitors like Trusopt.
- Trusopt can interact with other medications, inform the healthcare provider of any other medications being taken.
- Trusopt use during pregnancy or breastfeeding should be avoided unless otherwise advised by a doctor.
- Trusopt can cause a decrease in blood pH and electrolyte imbalances.
- People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma should use Trusopt with caution as it may worsen their condition.
- Trusopt may cause dizziness or blurred vision, leading to impaired ability to operate machinery or drive a vehicle.
- Trusopt may cause eye irritation, discomfort, redness, and dryness.
- People with corneal diseases or damage should use Trusopt with caution.
- Trusopt should be used with caution in people who are taking other drugs that can decrease blood pressure or slow heart rate.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can Trusopt interact with other medications?
Yes, Trusopt can interact with other medications. Inform a healthcare provider of any other medications being taken before starting Trusopt.
Can Trusopt be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Trusopt use during pregnancy or breastfeeding should be avoided unless otherwise advised by a healthcare provider.
How long does it take for Trusopt to work?
The onset of action for Trusopt is usually within an hour of use, and the maximum effect is achieved within two hours of use.
Can Trusopt be used with other eye drops?
Yes, Trusopt can be used with other eye drops, but use them at least ten minutes apart to prevent any interactions.
How should Trusopt eye drops be stored?
Trusopt eye drops should be stored at room temperature (between 15-30 degrees Celsius) and kept out of reach of children.
Can Trusopt be used in children?
Trusopt may be used in children, but the dosage and duration should be determined by a healthcare provider.
It's important to purchase Trusopt Eyedrops from verified Canadian pharmacy.