Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Apply Dorzolamide in the affected eye(s) exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not apply more or less than instructed by your doctor. Do not stop treatment with Dorzolamide unless your doctor has advised you to do so.
Follow these steps:
1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before applying the eye drop.
2. Tilt your head slightly backwards and look upwards.
3. Use your finger to gently pull the lower eyelid down.
4. Apply the required number of drops inside the lower eyelid.
5. Close your eye and gently press the corner of your eye (near the nose bridge) for 1 minute.
6. If you have been given another eye drop to be used together with Dorzolamide, you should wait at least 10 minutes before applying the second eye drop.
Do not allow the tip of the eye drop bottle to touch your eyes, eyelids or other surfaces. Recap the eye drop immediately after use. If the eye drop becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eyes.
Dorzolamide eye drop may contain a preservative known as benzalkonium chloride. This may discolour soft contact lenses and cause eye irritation. If you are wearing contact lenses, you should remove your lenses when applying the eye drop. Wait for at least 15 minutes before reinserting your lenses.
Do not share your eye drop with anyone else.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Dorzolamide.
Alert your doctor if you suffer from liver disease, other eye problems or if you are about to have or have had surgery performed on your eyes.
Alert your doctor if you have any eye infection.
You will need to have your eyes checked regularly to monitor the pressure in your eyes. It is important that you keep all appointments with your doctor.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you are allergic to a type of antibiotic known as sulfonamides. Some examples of sulfonamides include cotrimoxazole, sulfamethoxazole and sulfadiazine.
Alert your doctor if you have kidney disease or kidney stones.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Dorzolamide is used to treat certain types of glaucoma and other causes of high pressure in the eye.
Dorzolamide helps to lower the pressure in the eye. If left untreated, an increase in pressure within the eye can cause loss of vision and damage to the eyes.
What side effects could I experience?
You may experience blurred vision with Dorzolamide. If you are not able to see clearly, do not drive or take part in any activity for which you need to see clearly.
Other common side effects with Dorzolamide may include eye irritation, redness or pain, tearing, dry eyes, tiredness, headache, nausea and sensitivity to light. Inform your doctor if these side effects are severe or if they do not go away.
There may also be a bitter taste in your mouth after you apply the eye drops. This is normal and harmless.
Stop using Dorzolamide and alert your doctor quickly if you develop an eye infection or any swelling of the eyelids.
Alert your doctor quickly if you develop any of these allergic reactions:
- swelling of the face, eyes or mouth
- difficulty breathing
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Store the eye drop between 15 to 30Â°C. The bottle should be placed in the carton after use to protect the contents from light. Light may cause the medication to lose some of its effectiveness.
Do not use for longer than 28 days after the seal on the bottle has been broken.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.