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Zolotim Eye Drops

Manufactured byAlbert David
ContainsDorzolamide (2 %w/v) + Timolol (0.5 %w/v)
Description

Zolotim Eye Drops is a combination medicine used for the treatment of increased eye pressure in patients suffering from open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, conditions which may lead to eventual vision loss. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 2 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Zolotim Eye Drops

  • Blurred vision
  • Cataract
  • Headache
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Infections
  • Dizziness
  • Stinging, burning, or discomfort in the eye
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Bitter taste
  • Upset stomach
  • Itching eyes
  • Redness or swelling of eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Nausea

Uses of Zolotim 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 effect of this medicine can be observed within 20 to 30 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 to 24 hours.
  • 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 tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the medicine or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to dorzolamide, timolol, any other beta-blockers, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.

Respiratory diseases

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of respiratory diseases such as bronchial asthma or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Sinus Bradycardia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of sinus bradycardia due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Atrioventricular Block

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of second or third degree AV block, not controlled with a pacemaker, due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Overt Cardiac Failure

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known overt cardiac failure due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Cardiogenic shock

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of cardiogenic shock due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Severe renal impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance less than 30 ml/min) since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established for such patients.

Hyperchloremic Acidosis

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with hyperchloremic acidosis since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established for such patients.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the medicine or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Cardiac Failure

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of cardiac failure since it may worsen the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 2 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Driving or Operating Machines

This medicine may cause blurred vision or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Liver disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Any unusual symptoms should be reported to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Bacterial keratitis

If this medicine is contaminated by bacteria, it can lead to an infection of the cornea (bacterial keratitis). Patients are advised to take all hygienic precautions to ensure that the medicine is not contaminated.

Corneal edema

This medicine should be used with caution since it increases the risk of corneal edema. Any swelling of the eye should be reported to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Contact lenses

This medicine is not recommended for use if you are wearing soft contact lenses in your eyes. The lens should be removed prior to administration of the eye drops and can be reinserted 15 minutes post administration.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be administered as soon as possible. It is advisable to 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 one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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

Epinephrine

Beta blockers

Clonidine

Oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitors

Bismuth subsalicylate

Calcium antagonists

Catecholamine depleting agents

Digitalis

Disease interactions

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of diabetes due to the increased risk of very low blood sugar levels. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring of blood glucose levels to safely use this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Hyperthyroidism

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of hyperthyroidism since an abrupt withdrawal of therapy may worsen the patient's condition. Therapy should be discontinued gradually over a period of 1 to 2 weeks, when necessary, to decrease this risk. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Bone marrow suppression

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a previous history of blood cell disorders or bone marrow suppression due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of complete blood counts is necessary for such patients, especially with prolonged therapy. Report any symptoms such as fever, sore throat, bleeding, pallor, or dizziness to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Porphyria

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with porphyria due to the increased risk of an acute attack of porphyria. These patients should be closely monitored for any unusual symptoms. Seek emergency medical treatment if any symptoms such as severe abdominal pain, muscle pain, extreme weakness, anxiety, red or brown urine, etc. appear.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use this medicine exactly as prescribed. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by reducing the fluid pressure inside the eyes.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Ophthalmic glaucoma agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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