Trusopt Eyedrops (Dorzolamide HCl) Customer Reviews

Trusopt Eyedrops

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Dorzolamide HCl

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Dorzolamide is prescribed for the management of elevated intraocular pressure associated with conditions like open-angle glaucoma or other eye disorders such as ocular hypertension. Its primary goal is to mitigate the risk of vision loss. The mechanism of action involves a reduction in the quantity of fluid present in the eye. This medication falls under the category of carbonic anhydrase inhibitors.

Uses and Dosage

Administer this medication in the affected eye(s) according to your doctor’s instructions, typically applying one drop three times a day.

Before using eye drops, ensure that you wash your hands thoroughly. To prevent contamination, avoid contact between the dropper tip and your eye or any other surface.

If your eye drops contain a preservative, be mindful that it may be absorbed by contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses, take them out before using the eye drops with preservatives. Wait for at least 15 minutes after applying this medication before reinserting your contact lenses.

If you are using another type of eye medication, such as drops or ointments, wait for a minimum of 10 minutes before applying additional medications. Prioritize using eye drops before eye ointments to allow the drops to enter the eye effectively.

Consistently use this medication to derive optimal benefits. Establish a routine by using it at the same times each day.

Even if you feel well, continue using dorzolamide, as individuals with glaucoma or elevated eye pressure may not experience noticeable symptoms.

To administer the eye drops, the following steps should be followed:

  1. Thoroughly wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Do not allow the dropper tip to touch the eye or any other surface, and ensure that it is kept clean.
  3. Tilt the head back and pull down the lower lid of the eye using the index finger to form a pocket.
  4. Hold the dropper as close to the eye as possible without making contact, and brace the remaining fingers against the face.
  5. Squeeze the dropper gently to instill a single drop in the pocket created by the lower eyelid while looking upwards.
  6. Remove the index finger from the lower eyelid and keep the eye closed for 2-3 minutes while tilting the head down.
  7. Apply gentle pressure to the tear duct using a finger.
  8. Use a tissue to wipe off any excess liquid from the face.
  9. Wash hands to remove any residual medication.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • temporary burning/stinging/itching/redness of the eye
  • watery eyes
  • dry eyes
  • sensitivity of eyes to light
  • bitter or unusual taste in your mouth
  • headache
  • weakness
  • tired feeling
  • nausea
  • dry mouth
  • sore throat

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • vision changes
  • signs of a kidney stone (e.g., pain in the back/side/abdomen, nausea, vomiting, blood in the urine)
  • yellowing eyes or skin
  • dark urine
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • easy bruising or bleeding
  • signs of infection


  • Prior to using dorzolamide, inform your doctor or pharmacist about any allergies you may have, as this product could contain inactive ingredients, such as the preservative benzalkonium chloride, that may trigger allergic reactions or other complications.
  • Before starting this medication, discuss your medical history with your doctor or pharmacist, especially if you have a history of kidney disease, kidney stones, or liver disease.
  • In case of an eye infection, injury, or eye surgery, consult your doctor to determine whether you should continue using your current bottle of dorzolamide. Your doctor may recommend starting with a new bottle.
  • After applying this medication, your vision may temporarily become blurred or unstable. Avoid driving, operating machinery, or engaging in activities that require clear vision until you can do so safely.
  • During pregnancy, use this medication only if clearly needed. Discuss the potential risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • The passage of this drug into breast milk is uncertain. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Form and Strength

Trusopt Eyedrops is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Trusopt Eyedrops eye drops:
    • 2 %
  • dorzolamide ophthalmic eye drops:
    • 2 %


How long does it take Trusopt to work?

Trusopt typically lowers eye pressure within 2 hours after each dose. It can take several weeks for the pressure to be consistently lower on this medication, so your provider will re-check your eye pressure after you have been using Trusopt for about 8 weeks.

Can Trusopt cause fatigue?

Even though Trusopt is an eye drop, it is possible for some of the medication to be absorbed into your bloodstream and affect other areas of the body. Fatigue is a potential side effect from using Trusopt, though it happens rarely.



Additional information

Generic name:

Dorzolamide HCl, Dorzolamide Hcl


Eyedrop, Eye drops



Quantities Available:

5mL, 10mL, 15mL

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