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Trusopt is also know by the generic name Dorzolamide and can be prescribed as an ophthalmic solution to treat high pressure in the eye in cases of Glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Dorzolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor and works by decreasing the amount of eye fluid to relieve pressure in the eye.
Before using Trusopt eye drops read all the paper work and directions given to you by your pharmacist. Take care to avoid contamination by washing your hands before administering the drops. Never let the tip of the eye dropper touch your eye or any surface. Remove your contact lenses before applying the eye drops and administer one drop in the effected eye(s) 3 times a day.
If you are wearing contact lenses allow at least 15 minutes after application of Trusopt to avoid damaging the contact lenses from the preservatives in the eye solution. Using other eye drops while taking Truspot is fine. Allow at least 10 minutes between medications to ensure the body can absorb the medication. Speak with your doctor about scheduling multiple eye medications.
Before taking Trusopt speak with your doctor regarding known allergies as there are ingredients that induce an allergic reaction. Talk to your doctor about prior medical conditions or any condition relating to kidney or liver disease. Disclose any medications you are taking along with any supplements to ensure there are no interactions while taking Trusopt.
After using the eye drops your vision may become blurred. Do not operate heavy machinery or drive a vehicle until you know it is safe to do so.
Some side effects can include: temporary blurred vision, temporary burning/stinging/itching/redness of the eye, watery eyes, dry eyes, sensitivity of eyes to light, bitter or unusual taste in your mouth, headache, weakness, tired feeling, nausea, dry mouth, or sore throat.
More serious side effects can also include: vision changes, signs of a kidney stone (e.g., pain in the back/side/abdomen, nausea,vomiting,blood in the urine), yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, unusual tiredness or weakness, easy bruising or bleeding, or signs of infection (e.g., fever, chills, persistent sore throat).
Speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help managing any side effects that become too severe during your treatment with Trusopt. If you experience any serious side effects contact your doctor for additional medical treatment.
Q: Can I take Trusopt while pregnant?
A: You should consult your doctor to discuss the risk involved with taking Trusopt while pregnant. There is not enough medical data to know if this this medication can pass into the breast milk of a nursing mother. It is recommended to consult with your doctor before using this medication while breast feeding.
Q: How should I store Trusopt?
A: This should be stored at room temperature away from children and pets. Never dispose this medication in wastewater. If you are unsure of how to safely dispose unwanted or expired medications speak with your local pharmacist for disposal options.
Q: What if I miss a dose?
A: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your missed does is close to your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the scheduled dose to avoid double dosing.+
Q: I have other eye medications to use, is it safe to use with Trusopt?
A: Yes it is safe to use other medications along with Trusopt. Allow at least 10 minutes between applications of other eye medications. If in doubt speak with your doctor about organizing a schedule to allow for multiple medications.
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