Introduction to Dorzox Eye Drops 5ml
Dorzox Eye Drops 5ml contains Dorzolamide which belongs to the group of medicines called Ophthalmic anti-glaucoma agents. It is used to treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is group of eye condition that damages the optic nerve (nerves which are responsible for proper vision). It is characterized by increased pressure within the eyes caused due to impaired secretion or drainage of fluids (aqueous humour) within the eyes.
Dorzox Eye Drops 5ml is for ophthalmic use only. Instill few drops of the medicine into the affected eye(s). Do not touch the tip of the dropper with your eye or other body surface to avoid contamination. If you wear soft contact lenses, remove the lens before applying Dorzox Eye Drops 5ml and wait for at least 15 minutes before reinsertion.
Before using Dorzox Eye Drops 5ml inform your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have any other eye problems apart from glaucoma (such as eye infections or eye surgery) as a precaution.
Do not use Dorzox Eye Drops 5ml without consulting your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The most common side effects of using Dorzox Eye Drops 5ml are burning or stinging of eyes, sore eyes, blurred vision, bitter taste and headache. Consult your doctor if any of the side effect bothers you
Uses of Dorzox Eye Drops 5ml
- Treats Glaucoma (increased pressure within the eye)
How Does Dorzox Eye Drops 5ml Works
Dorzox Eye Drops reduces pressure within the eye. It works by blocking the action of an enzyme called carbonic anhydrase within the eye, that causes the pressure within the eye to raise. As a result, it decreases the elevated pressure within the eyes and provides relief from unpleasant symptoms of glaucoma (such as eye pain, headache, or blurred vision).
Side Effects of Dorzox Eye Drops 5
- Eye irritation or discomfort
- Blurred vision
- Dry eyes
- Burning or stinging sensation in the eyes
- Redness in the eyes
- Watery eyes
- Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
- Conjunctival hyperemia (redness of the conjunctiva)
- Corneal edema (swelling of the cornea)
- Allergic reactions, such as itching or rash around the eyes
- Changes in taste or a bitter taste in the mouth
- Eye surface irregularities or erosions (rare)
- Eye infections or worsening of pre-existing eye infections (rare)
- Systemic side effects (e.g., heart-related effects) due to the timolol component
Dosage of Dorzox Eye Drops 5 ml
Dorzox 2% w/v -5 ml Eye Drops contains an active ingredient, Dorzolamide 2% w/v, which is used in the treatment of Glaucoma. It may be available in various strengths and substitutes but it should be given on doctor’s prescription only. You should always consult your doctor for the frequency and dosage as age and severity of the disease differ from person to person.
Patients are advised to take Dorzox Eye Drops at a fixed time as suggested by the doctor.
Other Dosage of Dorzox Eye 5ml
How to Manage Side Effects
- Inform Your Healthcare Provider
- Follow Prescribed Dosage
- Discontinue Use (If Advised)
- Address Mild Irritation
- Avoid Contact Lenses
- Do Not Rub Eyes
- Report Severe Side Effects
- Regular Eye Checkups
Warning & Precautions
- Allergic Reactions
- Respiratory Conditions
- Heart Conditions
- Severe Lung Disease
- Thyroid Disorders
- Eye Surgery
- Contact Lenses
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Pediatric Use
- Systemic Absorption
- Eye Infections
- Use as Prescribed
- Wash Hands
- Avoid Contact Lenses
- Administer Properly
- Wait Between Different Eye Drops
- Avoid Touching the Eye
- Do Not Share.
- Report Side Effects
- Keep Out of Reach of Children
- Check Expiry Date
- Follow Up Appointments
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What does Dorzox Eye Drop do?
Ans. Dorzox Eye Drop reduces the pressure inside the eyes, known as intraocular pressure. This reduces the risk of damage to the optic nerve responsible for normal vision. If the pressure in the eye is not controlled, it can gradually lead to blindness. Dorzox Eye Drop effectively controls glaucoma by decreasing the pressure in the eyes.
2. How long does Dorzox Eye Drop take to work?
Ans. Usually, Dorzox Eye Drop starts working soon after instilling it. However, it may take around 8 hours to show beneficial effects. Consult your doctor if you do not find significant results or if your eyes feel irritated after using Dorzox Eye Drop.
3. Can I stop Dorzox Eye Drop if I am fine now?
Ans. No, you should not stop using Dorzox Eye Drop without consulting your doctor. If you stop taking this medicine suddenly, the pressure in your eyes may not be controlled which may increase the risk of loss of sight. Consult your doctor if you wish to stop the medication.
4. Should I keep Dorzox Eye Drop in the refrigerator?
Ans. You do not need to refrigerate Dorzox Eye Drop after opening the bottle. However, store it in a cool place and below 25℃. Keep the container tightly closed and away from sunlight.