Dorzox T 0.5/2 % Eye Drops 10 Ml
Dorzolamide is used to treat elevated intraocular pressure in the patients with ocular hypertension, open-angle glaucoma, or pseudo-exfoliative glaucoma. Dorzolamide is often used as an adjuvant therapy to beta-blockers or as a monotherapy in those who are not responsive to beta-blockers. Timolol is used to treat glaucoma which is characterized by increased pressure in the eye and which may lead to blindness. Timolol is also used to treat high blood pressure, arrhythmias, prevent angina and improve survival chances post heart attack. Timolol is also used to treat headaches due to migraine.
How does the drug work?
Dorzolamide belongs to a class of drugs known as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It acts by inhibiting the enzyme carbonic anhydrase thereby reducing the fluid pressure in the eye. Timolol belongs to a group of drugs known as beta-blockers. In the eye, timolol decreases fluid production and thus decreases the pressure. Timolol acts by relaxing the blood vessels thereby reducing the blood pressure, making heart relax and pump blood at a slower rate for heart attack patients.
What are the common side effect?
Dorzolamide side effects include nausea, bitter taste, burning sensation in eye, tingling sensation in eye, conjunctivitis, eyelid irritation, eyelid swelling, fatigue, headache, blurred vision, and sore eye. The side effects of timolol include nausea, pain, numbness, increased sensitivity to light, cramping pain, crusting in eyelids, abnormal sensation in skin, altered sleep, blurred vision, cardiac arrest, constipation, decreased blood pressure, depression, dizziness, eye discharge, dry eye, altered taste, shortness of breath, asthma, eye infection, eye pain, diarrhea, eye irritation, headache, impotence, corneal erosion, inability to empty the urinary bladder, itching, limb swelling, rash, tingling sensation, vomiting, weakness, and worsening of heart failure.
• Avoid using Dorzox T Eye Drops during pregnancy without consulting a doctor.
• Avoid Dorzox T Eye Drops if allergic to any of the ingredient present in the drug.
• Avoid Dorzox T Eye Drops if using another eye drop containing beta-blocker.
• Dorzox T Eye Drops should be used when advised by a doctor.
• Avoid using other eye drops along with Dorzox T Eye Drops.
• Consult a doctor before using any other drugs along with Dorzox T Eye Drops.
1. Is dorzolamide similar to timolol? No. Timolol is a beta-blocker whereas dorzolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. But both the drugs are used to treat glaucoma.
2. Is it safe to administer dorzolamide along with timolol? Yes. The combination of timolol and dorzolamide is safe and should be taken only if prescribed by the doctor.
3. Is it safe to take alcohol while using Dorzolamide? Yes, it is relatively safe to take alcohol while on Dorzolamide. However, consult your doctor for safe use of the medication.
4. Is it safe to drive while on Dorzolamide? Dorzolamide may cause blurred vision so it is not safe to drive until your vision is resumed.
5. Is dorzolamide safe during pregnancy? No. Dorzolamide is unsafe during pregnancy, consult your doctor before taking the medication. Timolol
1. Does timolol eye drops need to be refrigerated? No. Timolol containing eye drops should not be refrigerated.
2. Is timolol also used to lower blood pressure? Yes. Timolol is used to lower blood pressure apart from treating glaucoma.
3. Am allergic to metoprolol, is it safe to take timolol? Metoprolol and timolol belong to the same group of medicines, so consult your doctor before taking the medicine.
4. Is it safe to take alcohol while on timolol medication? Timolol and alcohol may show additive effects in lowering the blood pressure. Patients may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, or changes in pulse when they take alcohol along with timolol.
5. Is it safe to use timolol during pregnancy? No. Timolol is unsafe to be used during pregnancy.