What is Trusopt used for?
Truspost (Dorzolamide ophthalmic solution) is used to manage pressure in the eye caused by open angle glaucoma, ocular hypertension or other diseases.
High pressure in the eye can lead to damage, loss of vision and eventually blindness if left untreated. The pressure can occur if fluids build up in the eye. Fluids flow in and out of the eye as part of their normal function.
Frequently Asked Questions About Trusopt
Carefully read and understand the product information included with Trusopt before applying it. It should explain how many times a day it is taken and provide instructions and potential adverse reactions.
Call your doctor or pharmacist if the directions are unclear as proper use will yield the best results. Always wash your hands with water before using Trusopt and do not let the dropper touch any surfaces or touch your eye prevent eye infection.
Tilt your head while taking the drops. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before taking Trusopt and keep them out for 15 minutes after your dose. Soft contact lenses can absorb the medication. There is no need to wash the dropper between each use.
If you need to use other eye drops to manage symptoms, wait ten minutes before using a different eye drop. Do not stop taking Trusopt unless advised by your doctor. Symptoms can return if treatment ends prematurely.
The following drugs are known to interact with Trusopt. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications, (including prescription medications and herbal products) with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs or if your therapeutic plan needs to be changed.
- Tolfenamic Acid
- Insulin Human Regular
- Insulin Human Isophane (NPH)
- Insulin Lispro, Recombinant
- Insulin Detemir
- Amtolmetin Guacil
- Insulin Degludec
- Tiaprofenic Acid
- Flufenamic Acid
- Nimesulide Beta Cyclodextrin
Trusopt Has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. If you experience any signs and symptoms of serious side effects when taking Trusopt, talk to your doctor or emergency care.
Report side effects with Trusopt to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
- sore throat
- Burning, dry, or itching eyes
- eyelid crusting
- weakness and heaviness of the legs
- large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
- flashes of light
- tightness in the chest
- floaters in vision
- nausea or vomiting
- Changes in color vision
- eyelid reactions
- sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
- Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
- difficult or labored breathing
- muscle cramps or pain
- Burning, stinging, or discomfort when medicine is applied
- itching, redness, swelling, or other sign of the eye or eyelid irritation
- scaling of the skin
- dryness of the eyes
- excessive tearing
- Blood in the urine
- numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet
- irregular heartbeat
- dry mouth
- severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
- pain in the side, back, or abdomen
- change in vision
- itching skin
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- discharge from the eye
- redness of the skin
- increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
- redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
- Bitter taste
- blurred vision
- lack or loss of strength
- burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
- difficulty in focusing the eyes
- Bloody nose
- feeling of something in the eye
- change in distance vision
- skin rash
- hives or welts
- difficulty seeing at night
- joint or muscle pain
- noisy breathing
DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. Any prescription drug use needs to be approved by your doctor. Do not avoid or ignore any advice provided by your physician in favor of what is written here. Always consult with a pharmacist or doctor before taking this medication and seek counselling if you have any questions or concerns about your medication.