Dorzolamide Hydrochloride Solution
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Dorzolamide Hydrochloride Solution – Instruction for Use

Manufacture: Actavis
Country: United States
Condition: Glaucoma, Open Angle, Intraocular Hypertension
Class: Ophthalmic glaucoma agents
Form: Eye drops (ophthalmic)
Ingredients: Dorzolamide Hydrochloride, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Mannitol, Sodium Citrate Dihydrate, Sodium Hydroxide (to Adjust Ph), Water For Injection

Before using your dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution

Before using your dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution for the first time, be sure the safety band around bottle neck is unbroken. A gap between the bottle and the cap is normal for an unopened bottle. (See Figure A).


Figure A

Step 1. Wash your hands.

Step 2. Turn the cap to break the safety band. See Figure B.


Figure B

Step 3. To open the bottle, unscrew the cap by turning as indicated See Figure C.


Figure C

Giving your dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution drops Step 4. Tilt your head back and pull your lower eyelid down slightly to form a pocket between your eyelid and your eye. See Figure D.


Figure D

Step 5. Turn your dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution dispenser upside down and squeeze lightly with the thumb or index finger (as shown) until a single drop is dispensed into the eye as directed by your doctor. See Figure E.


Figure E

Step 6. The dispenser tip is designed to provide a single drop; therefore, do NOT enlarge the hole of the dispenser tip.

Step 7. If your doctor has told you to use dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution drops in both eyes, repeat Steps 4 and 5.

After using your dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution

Step 8. Replace the cap by turning until it is firmly on the bottle.

How should I store dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution?

  • Store dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution between 68° to 77°F (20° to 25°C) Protect from light
  • Safely throw away medicine that is out of date or no longer needed.

KEEP dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution AND ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.

Important information about using dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution

  • If you have any eye or skin reactions, especially conjunctivitis or eyelid reactions to dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution, stop using it and call your doctor right away.
  • If you have eye surgery or have a problem such as trauma or infection of your eye while using dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution, call your doctor right away.
  • If you do not handle eye medicines the right way the medicine can become contaminated. If the tip of the dispenser touches your eye or areas around your eye, the tip can become contaminated with bacteria which can cause an eye infection and other serious problems including loss of eyesight.
  • If you use other eye medicines dropped onto the eye like dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution, use the medicines at least 5 minutes before or after you use dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution.
  • Dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution contains benzalkonium chloride which may be absorbed by soft contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before you use your dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution. You can place your contact lenses back into your eyes 15 minutes after using your dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution.