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Trusopt Overdose

The exact effects of an overdose with Trusopt (dorzolamide) will depend on factors such as how much of the medicine was taken. With similar medications, overdose symptoms included electrolyte imbalances or metabolic acidosis, among others. Serious problems are probably more likely in a child or a pet, who might take Trusopt drops by mouth rather than in the eye, as intended.

Is It Possible to Overdose on Trusopt?

Trusopt® (dorzolamide hydrochloride) is a prescription eye drop approved to treat glaucoma or high eye pressure. It belongs to a group of medications known as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors.
As with most medications, it is probably possible to take too much Trusopt. The specific effects of an overdose are largely unknown, but would likely vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Trusopt dosage and how it was taken (by mouth or as an eye drop).

Effects of a Trusopt Overdose

Taking the drops by mouth, which might happen with a child or a pet, is probably more likely to cause serious problems than taking the drops as intended (in the eyes). It is not clear what exactly would happen as the result of a Trusopt overdose.
Based on the overdose effects of oral medications similar to Trusopt, electrolyte imbalances or metabolic acidosis (a condition characterized by overly acidic bodily fluids) could occur. However, such problems are probably unlikely.

What Are the Treatment Options?

The treatment for an overdose with Trusopt will vary. If the overdose was recent and taken by mouth, the healthcare provider may give certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach" if deemed necessary. Electrolyte levels and blood pH should be monitored (using frequent blood tests) to check for electrolyte imbalances or metabolic acidosis.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you or someone else may have overdosed on Trusopt or any other medications.

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