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Trusopt Warnings and Precautions

If you have severe kidney problems, you should not use Trusopt. Precautions and warnings for the eye drops also apply to people with liver disease, people who wear contact lenses, and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. This drug should be avoided by anyone who is allergic to Trusopt or to any of its active ingredients.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Prior to using Trusopt® (dorzolamide hydrochloride), tell your healthcare provider if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any allergies, including to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 

Specific Warnings and Precautions With Trusopt

Warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to using these eye drops include the following:
 
  • Trusopt is a sulfonamide ("sulfa" drug) and can cause serious reactions in people allergic to such medications.
     
  • Trusopt has not been adequately studied in people with liver or kidney problems. It is not recommended for people with severe kidney problems, and should be used cautiously in people with liver problems.
     
  • If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before each Trusopt dosage and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them. This product contains a preservative (benzalkonium chloride) that can bind to soft contact lenses.
     
  • Trusopt can potentially interact with some medications (see Trusopt Drug Interactions).
     
  • If you will be having eye surgery or develop any other eye problems or conditions (such as an infection), check with your healthcare provider about whether you should continue to use this medication.
     
  • If you use other eye drops, be sure to separate your dose of Trusopt from that of the other medicines by at least 10 minutes.
     
  • Trusopt is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that it may not be safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are not currently known (see Trusopt and Pregnancy).
     
  • It is unknown if Trusopt passes through breast milk in humans. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to using the drug (see Trusopt and Breastfeeding).
     

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