Dorzolamide

Dorzolamide increased pressure within the eye. Wait at least 5 minutes between administering any other eyedrops.

Dorzolamide Overview

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Dorzolamide is a medication used to treat glaucoma which is increased pressure within the eye. Dorzolomide belongs to a group of medications called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. These work by decreasing the pressure in the eye.

Dorzolamide is available as an eye drop that is usually given 3 times per day in the affected eye.

Common side effects of dorzolamide include burning, stinging, or discomfort of the eye after administering.

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Dorzolamide Cautionary Labels

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Uses of Dorzolamide

Dorzolamide is a medication used to treat glaucoma which is increased pressure within the eye.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Dorzolamide Brand Names

Dorzolamide may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Dorzolamide Drug Class

Dorzolamide is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Dorzolamide

Serious side effects have been reported with dorzolamide. See "Dorzolamide Precautions" section.

Common side effects of dorzolamide include:

  • bitter taste in the mouth
  • burning sensation in the eye
  • inflammation of the cornea
  • eye discomfort

This is not a complete list of dorzolamide side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.