Generic Name - Dorzolamide
Category - Anti glaucoma agent, opthalmic
Lower raised pressure in the eye
Generic for Trusopt* is indicated to lower raised pressure in the eye and to treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition in which the pressure of fluid in the eye may be high. However, some people with glaucoma may have normal eye pressure. Also, some people with raised eye pressure may not have glaucoma. Generic Dorzolamide lowers pressure in the eye by reducing the production of fluid.
Generic for Trusopt* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Trusopt* is contraindicated in patients, with a prior history of hypersensitivity to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drug or any component of this formulation.
Generic for Trusopt* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Eye infection or damage
- Wear contact lenses
- Closed-angle glaucoma
- An unusual or allergic reaction to dorzolamide, acetazolamide, sulfonamides, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Trusopt*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking the following.
- CimetidineSilver preparations for the eye, such as silver nitrate
- Ophthalmic dorzolamide should not be used with ophthalmic silver preparations, since a chemical reaction may occur
Generic for Trusopt* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericTrusopt*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Trusopt* for hypertension is 50 to 100 mg daily in a single dose, whether used alone or added to a diuretic. The dosage may be increased at weekly (or longer) intervals until optimum blood pressure reduction is achieved.
Generic for Trusopt* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Trusopt* side Effects include anxiety, cold, tingling, or numb hands or feet, difficulty breathing, wheezing, dizziness or fainting spells, increase in the amount of urine passed, increased thirst, irregular heartbeat and skin rash.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Trusopt*.
Generic for Trusopt* and Pregnancy
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Trusopt* in pregnant women has not been established.
Generic for Trusopt* and Breastfeeding
It is not known whether Generic for Trusopt* passes into breast-milk. Do not use Generic for Trusopt* while breast-feeding without consulting your doctor.
Generic for Trusopt* and Pediatric
Generic for Trusopt* has been tested in children and, in effective doses, has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems than it does in adults.
Generic for Trusopt* and Geriatric
Generic for Trusopt* has been tested in a limited number of patients 65 years of age or older and has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.
The above information about Generic for Trusopt* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.