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Available by prescription only, dorzolamide is a drug used to lower eye pressure in people with chronic open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. The medicine is sold as an eye drop and is generally taken three times a day. Although most people tolerate it well, side effects are possible, among them eye burning, stinging, or discomfort.
What Is Dorzolamide?Dorzolamide hydrochloride (Trusopt®) is a prescription eye drop. It is approved to treat high eye pressure in people with chronic open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, dorzolamide can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
- Eye burning, stinging, or discomfort
- Bitter taste.