Trusopt Ophthalmic Solution Pet Medication
- Dog or Cat
- Availability: Prescription
- Active Ingredient(s):
- What is Trusopt Ophthalmic Solution used for?
Dorzolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor used in the eye in the treatment of glaucoma.
- How Trusopt Ophthalmic Solution should be used?
Dorzolamide is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs and cats. The usual dose is 1 drop in the eye 3 times a day.
- What are the side effects?
Dorzolamide may cause stinging when applied to the eye, particularly in cats. Ocular allergy, blurred vision, tearing, dry eyes and sensitivity to sunlight may occur when using this product.
- What special precautions are there?
Wash hands before administering eye drops. Do not touch the tip of the applicator bottle to the skin or eye.
- In the event of overdose?
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose that may occur include panting, diarrhea, vomiting and anorexia and usually occur when oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitors such as Neptazane (methazolamide) or Daranide (dichlorphenamide) are given at the same time.
- How should I store Trusopt Ophthalmic Solution?
Store this medication at room temperature. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and should NOT be considered veterinary advice. Any veterinary questions should be referred to your veterinarian. This information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. Please make your own inquiries with your veterinarian for the suitability of a product for your pet.