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Generic: dorzolamide ophthalmic
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It is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.
               



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What is this medicine?

DORZOLAMIDE (dor ZOLE a mide) is used in the eye to treat open- angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • closed- angle glaucoma
  • eye infection or damage
  • kidney or liver disease
  • wear contact lenses
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to dorzolamide, sulfa drugs, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Tilt the head back slightly and pull down the lower lid with the index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye or any other surface. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the pouch. Close the eye gently. Do not blink. Use your doses at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. If you use other eye medicines, they should be used at least 10 minutes before or after this medicine.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • carbonic anhydrase inhibitors like acetazolamide or methazolamide

Do not use any other eye products without telling your doctor or health care professional.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Stop using this medicine if your eyes get swollen, painful, or have a discharge, and see your doctor or health care professional as soon as you can.

If you wear contact lenses, take them out before using this medicine. Wait 15 minutes before putting them back into your eyes.

Wear dark glasses if this medicine makes your eyes more sensitive to light.

               
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