Patient Education

Medications

TrusoptĀ®
Generic name

Dorzolamide hydrochloride

Concentration

2%

Mechanism of action

Treatment of open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension

Indications

This carbonic anhydrase inhibitor reduces the aqueous humor production, thus lowering the pressure in the eye.

Dosage

Instill 1 drop of dorzolamide ophthalmic solution into the affected eye(s) three times daily, 8 hours apart.

Use with caution in patients with/during:
  1. Renal impairment or severe renal disease (with a creatinine clearance less than 30 milliliters per minute)
  2. Hepatic disease
  3. Sulfonamide hypersensitivity
  4. Acute closed angle glaucoma
  5. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, or in children
Common Side Effects
  • Allergic eye reaction (eye itchiness redness or swelling)
  • Bitter taste
  • Stinging or burning on application
  • Sensation of something in the eye
  • Light sensitivity
Life-Threatening Symptoms
  • Allergic reactions in patients who are also allergic to sulfonamides
Less Common to Rare Side Effects
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Tearing
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash