Dorzolamide

Information about Dorzolamide

Dorzolamide uses

Dorzolamide is used in the treatment of glaucoma.

How dorzolamide works

Dorzolamide reduces the formation of aqueous humor (fluid in the eye), which in turn lowers high pressure in the eye.

Common side effects of dorzolamide

Altered taste, Stinging in the eyes, Burning sensation in eye.

Available Medicine for Dorzolamide

  • ₹328
    Cipla Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹291
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹317
    Micro Labs Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹135
    Sunways India Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Dorzolamide

  • 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 Dorzolamide

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
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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.

Content on this page was last updated on 13 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)