Trusopt (Dorzolamide)

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Trusopt (Dorzolamide) Medication Information

Uses

Trusopt is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor that is used to treat open-angle glaucoma.

Dosage

The eye drops are available in 20 mg/mL strength.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Trusopt include:

  • Eye burning
  • Eye stinging
  • Bitter taste
  • Keratitis 

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Dorzolamide.

Precautions

There is a risk of developing bacterial keratitis with Dorzolamide. 

Patients can experience allergic reactions with Trusopt use, so they should be monitored for this. Dorzolamide is a sulfa moiety, which is why it can commonly cause allergic reactions, especially in patients with sulfa allergies. 

Interactions

Some common drug interactions with Trusopt include:

  • Oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
  • Salicylate

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Dorzolamide. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (59-86 ºF). It is important to it from light. 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Do not touch the Trusopt tip to your eye.
  • If you develop concerning eye conditions while taking Trusopt, seek medical attention.
  • If you are using more than one eye drop, wait at least 5 minutes between Trusopt and the other drop.

Dorzolamide FAQs

Is dorzolamide the same as Trusopt?

Yes, Trusopt is the brand name for dorzolamide.

 

What are the side effects of Trusopt?

The most common side effects seen with Dorzolamide are eye burning, eye stinging, bitter taste, and keratitis. 

 

How often do you use Trusopt?

Trusopt is administered 3 times a day.

 

What is Trusopt used for?

Dorzolamide is used to treat open angle glaucoma.

 

Does Trusopt cause weight gain?

Dorzolamide should not cause weight gain in patients. 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Trusopt {package insert}. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck & Co., Inc.; 2000.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/020408s050lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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