Trusopt Preservative Free
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No generic medication is available for Trusopt Preservative Free (Dorzolamide Hydrochloride)
What Trusopt Preservative Free is and what it is used for
TRUSOPT Preservative-Free contains dorzolamide which belongs to a group of medicines called "carbonic anhydrase inhibitors". This medicine is prescribed to lower raised pressure in the eye and to treat glaucoma. This medicine can be used alone or in addition to other medicines which lower the pressure in the eye (so-called betablockers).
How to take Trusopt Preservative Free
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The appropriate dosage and duration of treatment will be established by your doctor. When this medicine is used alone, the recommended dose is one drop in the affected eye(s) in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. If your doctor has recommended you use this medicine with a beta-blocker eye drop to lower eye pressure, then the recommended dose is one drop of TRUSOPT Preservative-Free in the affected eye(s) in the morning and in the evening. If you are using TRUSOPT Preservative-Free with another eye drop, the drops should be instilled at least 10 minutes apart. Do not change the dose of the drug without consulting your doctor. 3 pl-trusopt-sd-en-uk-APPR-20180627 Do not allow the tip of the single dose container to touch the eye or areas around the eye. It may become contaminated with bacteria that can cause eye infections leading to serious damage of the eye, even loss of vision. To avoid possible contamination of the single dose container, wash your hands before using this medicine and keep the tip of the single dose container away from contact with any surface. Instructions for use: The solution from one individual single dose container of TRUSOPT Preservative-Free is to be used immediately after opening for administration to the affected eye(s). Since sterility cannot be maintained after the individual single dose container is opened, a new container must be opened prior to each use and must be discarded immediately after administration. Each single dose container contains enough solution for both eyes. 1. Open the foil sachet which contains the individual single dose containers. 2. First wash your hands then break off one single dose container from the strip and twist open the top of the single dose container as shown. 3. Tilt your head back and pull your lower eyelid down slightly to form a pocket between your eyelid and eye as shown. 4. Put one drop in the affected eye(s) as directed by your doctor. 5. After putting the drop into the eye, throw away the used single dose container even if there is solution remaining to avoid contamination of the preservative free solution. 6. Store the remaining containers in the foil sachet; the remaining containers must be used within 15 days after opening of the sachet. If there are any containers left 15 days after opening the sachet they should be safely thrown away and a fresh sachet opened. It is important to continue to use the eye drops as prescribed by your doctor. If you use more TRUSOPT Preservative-Free than you should If you put too many drops in your eye or swallow any of the contents of the container, you should contact your doctor immediately. 4 pl-trusopt-sd-en-uk-APPR-20180627 If you forget to use TRUSOPT Preservative-Free It is important to take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the forgotten dose. If you stop using TRUSOPT Preservative-Free If you want to stop using this medicine talk to your doctor first. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you develop allergic reactions including hives, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and/or throat which may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing, you should stop using this medicine and seek immediate medical advice.
The following side effects have been reported with TRUSOPT either during clinical trials or during post-marketing experience:
Very common side effects: (affects more than 1 user in 10) Burning and stinging of the eyes.
Common side effects: (affects 1 to 10 users in 100) Disease of the cornea with sore eye and blurred vision (superficial punctuate keratitis), discharge with itching of the eyes (conjunctivitis), irritation/inflammation of the eyelid, blurred vision, headache, nausea, bitter taste, and fatigue.
Uncommon side effects: (affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000) Inflammation of the iris.
Rare side effects: (affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000) Tingling or numbness of the hands or feet, temporary shortsightedness which may resolve when treatment is stopped, development of fluid under the retina (choroidal detachment, following filtration surgery), eye pain, eyelid crusting, low pressure in the eye, swelling of the cornea (with symptoms of visual disturbances), eye irritation including redness, kidney stones, dizziness, nose bleed, throat irritation, dry mouth, localized skin rash (contact dermatitis), severe skin reactions, allergic type reactions such as rash, hives, itching, in rare cases possible swelling of the lips, eyes and mouth, shortness of breath, and more rarely wheezing.
Not known: (cannot be estimated from the available data) Shortness of breath, foreign body sensation in eye (feeling that there is something in your eye).
Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly (see details below). By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine. United Kingdom: Yellow Card Scheme. Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store Ireland: HPRA Pharmacovigilence, Earlsfort Terrace, IRL
•Dublin 2, Tel: +353 1 6764971, Fax: +353 1 6762517, Website: www.hpra.ie, e-mail: [email protected]
How to Store Trusopt Preservative Free
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2 to 3 weeks on average
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