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DORTAS 2% EYE DROP

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MRP: Rs. 291 for 1 packet(s) (5 ML eye drop each)
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Composition for DORTAS

Dorzolamide(2%)

food interaction for DORTAS

alcohol interaction for DORTAS

pregnancy interaction for DORTAS

lactation interaction for DORTAS

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Dortas 2% eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for DORTAS

Dorzolamide(2%)

Uses

Dortas 2% eye drop is used in the treatment of glaucoma (high eye pressure).

How it works

Dortas 2% eye drop lowers high pressure in eye by reducing formation of aqueous humor (fluid in eye).

Common side effects

Nausea, Bitter taste, Tingling sensation in eye, Burning sensation in eye, Conjunctivitis, Eyelid irritation, Eyelid swelling, Fatigue, Headache, Blurred vision, Sore eye

Common Dosage for DORTAS 2% EYE DROP

Patients taking DORTAS 2% EYE DROP

  • 50%
    Thrice A Day
  • 25%
    Twice A Day
  • 21%
    Once A Day
  • 4%
    Alternate Day

SUBSTITUTES for DORTAS

2 Substitutes
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  • MONOSOPT 2% EYE DROP
    (5 ML eye drop in packet)
    Micro Labs Ltd
    Rs. 63.40/ML of eye drop
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    Rs. 317
    pay 9% more per ML of eye drop
  • DORSUN 2% EYE DROP
    (5 ML eye drop in packet)
    Sunways India Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 27/ML of eye drop
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    Rs. 135
    save 54% more per ML of eye drop

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    MBBS, MD, DNB, Fellowship
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Expert advice for DORTAS

  • Do not drive or operate machinery as you may feel dizziness and have visual disturbances.
  • Do not use dorzolamide eye drops while you are wearing contact lenses. Do not use contact lenses for at least 10-15 minutes after using dorzolamide in the eye.
  • If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least ten minutes apart.
  • Do not use dorzolamide for acute angle-closure glaucoma.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for DORTAS

Dorzolamide

Q.Is dorzolamide a beta blocker?
No, dorzolamide is not a beta blocker. Dorzolamide belongs to a class of medications called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors

Q.Is dorzolamide a steroid or a sulpha drug?
No, dorzolamide is neither a steroid nor a sulpha drug

Q.Is dorzolamide a generic drug?
Yes, dorzolamide is a generic drug

Q.What is dorzolamide HCl, what is it used for?
Dorzolamide belongs to a class of medications called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. Dorzolamide is used as an adjuvant therapy (to beta-blockers) or as monotherapy (in patients non responsive to beta-blockers or in whom beta-blockers are contraindicated) to treat elevated intraocular pressure (increased fluid pressure inside the eye) in patients with ocular hypertension, open-angle glaucoma, or pseudo-exfoliative glaucoma (clogging, due to flaky dandruff-like material that peels off the outer layer of the lens of the eye, raises pressure in the eye)

Q.How does dorzolamide work?
Dorzolamide belongs to a class of medications called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It works by inhibiting the enzyme carbonic anhydrase thereby causing a reduction in the fluid pressure in the eye.

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Content on this page was last updated on 11 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)