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Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
ContainsDorzolamide
Description
Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops is a medication used to treat open-angle glaucoma (an eye condition that occurs due to an abnormal drainage system in the eye causing increased fluid pressure within the eyes) or intraocular hypertension (high pressure inside the eyes). This medicine works by decreasing the pressure in the eyes. Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops shows common side effects such as burning or stinging sensation in the eye, mild eye discomfort, or bitterness in the mouth. These side effects usually subside with time. However, if they persist or become worse, consult your doctor for further assistance. Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops should be instilled as directed by your doctor. Do not instill more than the recommended dose. Wash your hand thoroughly before instilling the eye drop. Remove your contact lenses before instilling the eye drop, and wait for at least 15 to 20 before inserting them back in the eyes post-administration. If you are using any other eye drops, maintain a time gap of ten minutes between the administration of both medications. Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops is not recommended if you are allergic to it or have severe kidney problems. It should be used cautiously if you have liver conditions, blood-related problems, or porphyria (a hereditary disorder that may cause nerve and skin problems). Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before using Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops

  • Stinging, burning, or discomfort in the eye
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Bitter taste
  • Itching eyes
  • Redness or swelling of eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Skin rash
  • Headache

Uses of Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops

What is it prescribed for?

  • Intraocular hypertension
  • Open-angle glaucoma
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time taken by Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops to show its effect is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time duration for which Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops remains effective in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported for Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops may be used while breastfeeding upon your doctor's recommendation.

Allergy

Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops is not recommended for use if you are allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms such as skin rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), etc.

Severe Kidney disease

Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops is not recommended for use if you have severe kidney problems as it may further worsen your condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless necessary. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant.

Breast-feeding

Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops may be used while breastfeeding upon your doctor's recommendation.
General warnings

Liver disease

Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops should be used with caution if you have liver problems as it can worsen your condition.

Corneal oedema

Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops should be used with caution as it increases the risk of corneal oedema (swelling in the outermost layer of your eyes). Consult your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of swelling in your eyes.

Crystalluria

Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops should be used with caution as it can cause crystalluria (presence of crystals in the urine due to excess minerals and less liquid in the urine) in some cases. The risk is especially higher if you are dehydrated (e.g. due to severe diarrhoea or vomiting). Hence drink a sufficient amount of water to keep yourself hydrated while using this medicine.

Kidney disease

Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops should be used with caution if you have kidney problems due to the increased risk of side effects.

Missed Dose

Try not to miss the dose of Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops. In case you miss a dose, instill it as soon as you remember. However, skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not instill a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Do not instill more than the recommended dose. Consult your doctor in case of an overdose of Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Aspirin

Bismuth subsalicylate

Choline salicylate

Disease interactions

Bone marrow suppression

Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops may cause an alteration in blood cell counts. Hence it should be used with caution if you have bone marrow suppression (significantly less amount of blood cells are formed in the body) or other blood disorders.

Porphyria

Porphyria is a hereditary condition that causes abnormal metabolism of the haemoglobin (a substance in the body used to carry oxygen) leading to skin or nerve problems. Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops should be used with caution if you have porphyria as it can worsen your condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops should be instilled as directed by your doctor. Wash your hand thoroughly before instilling the eye drop. Tilt your head back and look at the ceiling. Pull down your lower eyelid to create a pocket-like shape. Squeeze the bottle to release a drop into the pocket. Keep your eyes closed for one or two minutes. Do not touch the tip of the eye drop or let it touch your eye or any other surface to prevent contamination. Remove your contact lenses before instilling the eye drop and insert them after 15 to 20 minutes. Maintain a time gap of at least ten minutes before instilling any other eye drops. Avoid sharing the eye drop with others as it may cause contamination and spread of infection.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Dorzox 2 % Eye Drops works by decreasing the pressure in the eye by reducing the amount of fluid within the eyes.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Ophthalmic glaucoma agents, Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 12 Jul 2022

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