Dorzolamide Ophthalmic Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Intraocular Hypertension

Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 3 times daily.

Usual Adult Dose for Glaucoma (Open Angle)

Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 3 times daily.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Intraocular Hypertension

Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 3 times daily.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Glaucoma (Open Angle)

Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 3 times daily.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Severe renal impairment (CrCl less than 30 mL/min): Not recommended

Liver Dose Adjustments

Caution is recommended in patients with hepatic impairment.

Dialysis

Not recommended for patients with severe renal impairment (CrCl less than 30 mL/min).

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Remove contact lenses before administration and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them.
-Wait at least 10 minutes before instilling other eyedrops.
-Avoid allowing the tip of the container to contact the eye, eyelid, fingers or any other surface to avoid contamination.

General:
Dorzolamide is a sulfonamide and although administered topically is absorbed systemically. Therefore, the same types of adverse reactions that are attributable to sulfonamides may occur with topical administration.

Patient advice:
Patient should notify their physician immediately and discontinue the drug if they experience ocular reactions, especially conjunctivitis and lid reactions, hypersensitivity reactions, or other serious reactions. They should contact their physician immediately if they develop other ocular conditions (e.g., infection, trauma), or have eye surgery.

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