Dorzolamide HCl Ophthalmic Solution 10mL

Dorzolamide HCl Ophthalmic Solution 10mL
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Dorzolamide reduces the amount of fluid produced in the eyes and treats glaucomas in dogs and cats. It works as a protein inhibitor. Therefore, it reduces the activity of the protein, carbonic anhydrase. Carbonic anhydrase is responsible for producing fluid in the eye. By reducing the activity of this protein, dorzolamide lessens pressure in the eye. This medication is a sulfa-based drug.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • Reduces pressure in the eye due to glaucoma
  • Reduces risk of nerve damage and loss of vision
  • Controls production of fluid, particularly within the eye

How it works

Dorzolamide HCl inhibits carbonic anhydrase II. Inhibition of carbonic anhydrase decreases aqueous humor secretion, presumably by slowing the formation of bicarbonate ions with subsequent reduction in sodium and fluid transport. The result is a reduction in intraocular pressure (IOP).

Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

  • Dorzolamide HCl Sterile Ophthalmic Solution is a prescription medication not FDA approved for veterinary use; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for dogs and cats.
  • Dorzolamide HCl Sterile Ophthalmic Solution is a prescription medication used in dogs and cats to reduce pressure inside the eye by reducing the amount of fluid in the eye.
  • Dorzolamide HCl Sterile Ophthalmic Solution is also used to treat high blood pressure in the eye due to open-angle glaucoma.
Pet Weight range Dosage
Dogs All weights The usual dose is 1 drop in the eye 3 times a day. Apply this medication to the pet's eye by pushing the 'Finger Push Area" of the dropper bottle which then releases a single drop of the medication. If you are using any other eye drop in your pet's eye, wait 10 minutes between the use of different medications
Cats All weights The usual dose is 1 drop in the eye 3 times a day. Apply this medication to the pet's eye by pushing the 'Finger Push Area" of the dropper bottle which then releases a single drop of the medication. If you are using any other eye drop in your pet's eye, wait 10 minutes between the use of different medications

Cautions

Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use if your pet has a known hypersensitivity to dorzolamide of other sulfa drugs. Dorzolamide may interact with some other medications. Therefore, inform your veterinarian of any and all medications your pet may be taking. If you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering this medication, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Possible side effects:

Adverse reactions and serious side effects are rare, however, they can occur. In the case of a more serious side effect, seek immediate veterinary attention. Common signs of an adverse reaction are hives, breathing difficulty, facial swelling, bruising, or loss of blood sugar control.