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Dorsun Eye Drop


Overview

Introduction

Dorsun Eye Drop is a medicine used to reduce pressure in the eyes. This pressure can be caused by or lead to an illness called glaucoma. If the pressure in your eye is too high it can damage your sight. Dorsun Eye Drop works by decreasing the amount of fluid inside the eye.

Never use Dorsun Eye Drop if the seal is broken before you use it for the first time. Wash your hands before using it and shake the bottle well before each use. Make sure you remove contact lenses if you wear them and wait for at least 15 minutes before putting them back. Do not stop using this medicine without asking your doctor. Otherwise the pressure in your eye will not be controlled and this could damage your sight.

The most common side effects of Dorsun Eye Drop are blurred vision and bitter taste in your mouth. Sometimes people experience more general effects such as headache, nausea, tiredness or eye irritation. If your vision is blurred or you have other changes in sight for a time, do not drive until your vision is clear.

Do not use this medicine if you have severe kidney problems or are allergic to medicines called sulphonamides. Talk to your doctor before taking it if you have liver problems, dry eyes or cornea problems. Do not use other eye medications unless your doctor tells you to.

Uses of Dorsun Eye Drop

Side effects of Dorsun Eye Drop

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Dorsun

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Burning sensation
  • Bitter taste

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Headache
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Rest in a quiet, dimly lit room. Do not sleep more than you normally would. Do not strain your eyes (for example by looking at a screen). Do not drink alcohol. Headaches are usually temporary and usually go away with time. But, if they last longer or get worse, ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Bitter taste
    Keep your mouth clean. Brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with saltwater or mouthwash after each snack or meal. Use plastic or glass utensils if the food tastes like metal. Avoid very hot or very cold foods. Chewing mints or gums may also help in improving the taste. Increase your fluid intake and choose foods that have strong flavors. Try adding garlic, lemon juice, herbs, spices and pickles or chutneys. Avoid cigarette smoking.

How to use Dorsun Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Dorsun Eye Drop works

Dorsun Eye Drop is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It works by decreasing the production of aqueous humour (fluid in the eye), thereby lowering the increased eye pressure.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Dorsun Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Dorsun Eye Drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
To reduce the amount of Dorsun Eye Drop that reaches the breastmilk, place pressure over the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Dorsun Eye Drop alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Dorsun Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Dorsun Eye Drop, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Dorsun Eye Drop
₹34.4/ml of Eye Drop
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Dortas Eye Drop
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₹75.4/ml of Eye Drop
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Monosopt Eye Drop
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Quick Tips

  • Dorsun Eye Drop helps lower high pressure in the eye and reduce the risk of vision loss.
  • For best results, put one drop 2-3 times daily in the affected eye(s).
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the drop. This minimizes the risk of side effects.
  • Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contaminating the eye drops.
  • Remove contact lenses before using Dorsun Eye Drop, and wait at least 15 minutes before re-inserting them.
  • When applying multiple eye medications, wait for at least 5-15 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution of the medicine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Thiophenes Derivative
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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I have eye pressure about 5 years my right eye 95 portion spoil and left eye good but in pressure so what about to do doctor? My drop is travo prost timo ceinT please do some to me
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
U have to instill the drops. . As glaucoma can only be controlled not cured. Visit glaucoma specialist
Plz subscribe a drop fr cataract eye wth glucoma In present using bidin lstm fr glucoma
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Cataract should be operated. Glaucoma? medicine should be continued as such
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FAQs

Q. What does Dorsun do?

Dorsun reduces the pressure inside the eyes, known as intraocular pressure. This reduces the risk of damage to the optic nerve responsible for normal vision. If the pressure in the eye is not controlled, it can gradually lead to blindness. Dorsun effectively controls glaucoma by decreasing the pressure in the eyes.

Q. How long does Dorsun take to work?

Usually, Dorsun starts working soon after instilling it. However, it may take around 8 hours to show beneficial effects. Consult your doctor if you do not find significant results or if your eyes feel irritated after using Dorsun.

Q. Can I stop Dorsun if I am fine now?

No, you should not stop using Dorsun without consulting your doctor. If you stop taking this medicine suddenly, the pressure in your eyes may not be controlled which may increase the risk of loss of sight. Consult your doctor if you wish to stop the medication.

Q. Should I keep Dorsun in the refrigerator?

You do not need to refrigerate Dorsun after opening the bottle. However, store it in a cool place and below 25℃. Keep the container tightly closed and away from sunlight.

Q. When should I seek a doctor’s advice?

You should contact your doctor immediately if you develop an eye infection, conjunctivitis or an eyelid reaction. Also, you should inform the doctor if you have an eye injury or eye surgery. Discuss with your doctor if you have to continue using Dorsun.

Q. Can I use Dorsun with contact lenses?

No, you should remove your contact lenses before instilling Dorsun. You can re-insert the lens 15 minutes after using Dorsun. Contact your doctor if there is any eye irritation that persists.

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