What is Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate used for?
Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate is an ophthalmic solution used to treat intraocular pressure in patients with ocular hypertension or glaucoma (open-angle type). This combination medicine is composed of Dorzolamide (carbonic anhydrase inhibitor) and Timolol Maleate (beta-blocker). It lowers high pressure inside the eye by decreasing the amount of natural fluids in the eye. By lowering high pressure inside the eye, Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate reduces the risk of loss of vision. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate?
The dosage of Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
To apply Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate eye drops, wash your hands first. Do not let the dropper tip touch your eye or any other surface.
What if you miss a dose of Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate?
Any medication applied in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate can interact with oral beta-blockers, oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, and certain antidepressants.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate?
Like other medicines, Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate can cause side effects such as dry eyes, headache, and temporary burning/itching/redness of the eye. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate?
Is it possible for me to apply Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate?
What are the possible drug interactions of Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate?
How will Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate work in my body?
How should Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Dorzolamide–Timolol Maleate is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.