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Dorzolamide Ophthalmic Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 2%

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Intraocular Hypertension

One drop in the affected eye(s) three times a day

Comments:
-This drug may be used concomitantly with other topical ophthalmic drug products to lower intraocular pressure.
-If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least 5 minutes apart.

Use: Treatment of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma

Usual Adult Dose for Glaucoma (Open Angle)

One drop in the affected eye(s) three times a day

Comments:
-This drug may be used concomitantly with other topical ophthalmic drug products to lower intraocular pressure.
-If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least 5 minutes apart.

Use: Treatment of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma

Usual Pediatric Dose for Intraocular Hypertension

Safety and effectiveness have been demonstrated in pediatric patients in a 3-month, multicenter, double-masked, active-treatment-controlled trial:
One drop in the affected eye(s) three times a day

Comments:
-This drug may be used concomitantly with other topical ophthalmic drug products to lower intraocular pressure.
-If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least 5 minutes apart.

Use: Treatment of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma

Usual Pediatric Dose for Glaucoma (Open Angle)

Safety and effectiveness have been demonstrated in pediatric patients in a 3-month, multicenter, double-masked, active-treatment-controlled trial:
One drop in the affected eye(s) three times a day

Comments:
-This drug may be used concomitantly with other topical ophthalmic drug products to lower intraocular pressure.
-If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least 5 minutes apart.

Use: Treatment of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma

Renal Dose Adjustments

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

Liver Dose Adjustments

Hepatic impairment: Use with caution

Precautions

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Patient advice:
-Patients should be instructed to wash their hands before use and avoid allowing the tip of the bottle to come into contact with the eye or surrounding structures.
-Systemic absorption of drugs from ophthalmic solutions may be minimized by applying
pressure on the tear-duct immediately after application.

-Storage requirements:
Protect from light

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