Medicine Overview of MONOSOPT EYE DROP
Uses of MONOSOPT EYE DROP
Monosopt 2% eye drop is used in the treatment of glaucoma.
Side effects of MONOSOPT EYE DROP
Altered taste, Stinging in the eyes, Burning sensation in eye.
How to use MONOSOPT 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/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.
How MONOSOPT EYE DROP works
Monosopt 2% eye drop reduces the formation of aqueous humor (fluid in the eye), which in turn lowers high pressure in the eye.
In Depth Information on MONOSOPT EYE DROP
Expert advice for MONOSOPT EYE DROP
- 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.
Special precautions for MONOSOPT 2% EYE DROP
No interaction found
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Monosopt 2% eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Caution should be advised in patients with severe renal impairment.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
If you miss a dose of Dorzolamide, 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.
Frequently asked questions for MONOSOPT 2% EYE DROP
Frequently asked questions for 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.