It is used to treat high pressure inside the eye due to glaucoma (open angle-type) or other eye diseases (e.g., ocular hypertension).
Temporary blurred vision, temporary burning/stinging/itching/redness of the eye, watery eyes, dry eyes, sensitivity of eyes to light, bitter taste, or headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
It is contraindicated in Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor hypersensitivity and sulfonamide hypersensitivity
Before using dorzolamide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as the preservative benzalkonium chloride), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, kidney stones, liver disease.
If you develop an eye infection or injury, or have eye surgery, check with your doctor about whether you should continue to use your current bottle of dorzolamide. You may be advised to start using a new bottle.
Your vision may be temporarily blurred or unstable after applying this drug. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
Please consult your doctor when taking this medicine if you are pregnant.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: high doses of aspirin or related salicylates.