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Trusopt Side Effects

The most common side effects of Trusopt are eye burning, stinging, or discomfort; however, most people are able to use the medication without any problems. It's important to note that Trusopt is a sulfonamide drug, and it has the potential to cause severe allergic reactions. Let your doctor know right away if you develop any signs of an allergic reaction, such as an unexplained rash.

An Introduction to Trusopt Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Trusopt® (dorzolamide hydrochloride) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Trusopt. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Trusopt

Trusopt has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which the side effects reported in a group of people taking the drug are documented. Based on these clinical trials, the most common Trusopt side effects (occurring in approximately one-third of people) were eye burning, stinging, or discomfort, which were experienced right after a dose. About one-fourth of people reported experiencing a bitter taste.
Other common reactions to Trusopt (reported in 1 to 15 percent of people) included but were not limited to:
  • Conjunctivitis ("pink eye")
  • Eyelid skin reactions
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye redness
  • Watery eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye sensitivity to the sun
  • Allergic reactions affecting the eye
  • Tiny spots of corneal inflammation (known as superficial punctate keratitis).

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