Dorzox Eye Drop 2%
Dorzolamide HCl is recommended to treat intraocular pressure in the patients who have glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
|Strength||2% (5 ml) Eye Drop|
Dorzox eye drop 2%
Dorzox Eye Drop is recommended to treat intraocular pressure in the patients who have glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Specially formulated for topical ophthalmic application, Dorzox eye care solution contains dorzolamide hydrochloride (dorzolamide HCl) that is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. Since high intraocular weight or liquid weight inside the eye pose a danger for glaucoma, this medicine helps to reduce that pressure and brings down weight inside the eye. Usually, clogging in the intraocular path due to flaky-like particles raise the pressure in the eye. This eye drop can mitigate that pressure to avoid the risk of pseudo-exfoliative glaucoma. Dorzolamide is an FDA pregnancy category C eye care solution and it is not known if it can harm an unborn baby if used during pregnancy. Dorzox is available in the strength of 2% (5 ml) eye drop and Dorzolamide is sold under various trade names. The drug is manufactured by Cipla Limited.
What is Dorzox Eye Drop used for?
Dorzox Eye Drops are used to relieve intraocular pressure in order to treat glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Its regular application can treat intraocular pressure in the patients with ocular hypertension, open-angle glaucoma, or pseudo-exfoliative glaucoma.
How does Dorzox Eye Drop work?
Dorzolamide belongs to a class of medications called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It is present in Dorzox Eye Drops, can significantly reduce the amount of fluid in the eyes, bringing down eye pressure. Dorzolamide’s capacity to inhibit carbonic anhydrase in the ciliary processes of an eye can decrease aqueous humor secretion, presumably by slowing the formation of bicarbonate ions, with subsequent reduction in sodium and fluid transport. Therefore, intraocular pressure (IOP) comes down. It does not cause pupillary constriction in the eyes.
What does Dorzox Eye Drops contain?
Dorzox eye drops contain Dorzolamide hydrochloride as the main active ingredient, a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor formulated for topical ophthalmic use. Benzalkonium chloride (0.075 ml) and timolol maleate ophthalmic solution are other ingredients available in this medicine. These ingredients work together to relieve intraocular pressure in the eyes.
What are the side effects of Dorzox?
Though this medication is very safe for the eye’s sensitivity, but in some cases users may experience some unwanted side effects of the drug such as:
- Blurred vision
- Ocular pain
- Unusual taste in mouth
- Eye discharge
- Burning or stinging in the eye
You have to contact your doctor immediately if you experience severe side effects like:
- Sensitivity to light
- Redness or swelling eyes
- Itchy eyes
- Dry or watery eyes
- Dark urine
What medications interact with Dorzox?
There are the possible drug interactions that can influence the effects of the drug. Dorzolamide could enhance the effects of amphetamines, quinidine, and ephedrine. On the other hand, it can reduce the effects of methenamine and its compounds. Some other drugs that can alter the pharmacological effect of the medicine include:
- Oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitor
When should Dorzox eye Drop not be used?
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your doctor while using Dorzox Eye Drops (Dorzolamide) to achieve optimum benefits. Those who have acute angle-closure glaucoma or chronic corneal defects have to be careful while using this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery just after applying it and complete the full course as advised by your doctor.
How should Dorzox be used?
Dorzox eye drop is very easy to administer as you can do it the same way that most eye drops are. Usually, it’s administered 1-3 times a day and only 1 drop in each affected eye is enough. Close your eyes for up to 2 minutes after administration so that medicine is properly distributed in the eye.
How long should you use Dorzox Eye Drop?
Continue using Dorzox eye drops-2% for as long as your physician recommends.
Missed dose of Dorzox Eye Drops?
Try not to miss a regular dose of this medicine. In case you have missed it, apply it as soon as possible, but maintain 2-4 hours of time before taking the next dose.
How should Dorzox Eye Drops?
Store this medicine at room temperature, preferably in a cool and dry place. And don’t administer this eye drop after a certain period of opening the container.