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Trusopt (Dorzolamide) Glaucoma Treatment Guide

Preventing Glaucoma From Spreading From One Eye To the Other

By Team PetCareRx. May 22, 2013

Trusopt Bottle


indications for Trusopt

Trusopt (Dorzolamide) is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor generally prescribed by veterinarians to be used in cats and dogs for the treatment of glaucoma. Though not an FDA approved medicine, trusopt is often prescribed by veterinarians as an extra-label drug to be used in dogs and cats.

Precautions

Trusopt is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor generally prescribed by veterinarians to be used in cats and dogs for the treatment of glaucoma. Though not an FDA approved medicine, trusopt is often prescribed by veterinarians as an extra-label drug to be used in dogs and cats.

Dosage

Trusopt is commonly available as 2% solution in bottles of 5ml and 10ml. It is also available in combination with 0.5% timolol maleate in 5ml and 10ml bottles as per prescription. The usual suggested dosage is one drop, 3 times a day. In dogs suffering from glaucoma, the ideal dosage suggested is two to three times daily. It is extremely necessary to administer trusopt 2% consistently following a strict schedule. A reliable dosage pattern for cats is not yet determined. Do not stop the medication abruptly without consulting the veterinarian. Over dosage can lead to severe symptoms like panting, diarrhea, vomiting and anorexia

Side Effects

Trusopt is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor generally prescribed by veterinarians to be used in cats and dogs for the treatment of glaucoma. Though not an FDA approved medicine, trusopt is often prescribed by veterinarians as an extra-label drug to be used in dogs and cats.

Brand/Generic equivalents

Dorzolamide

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Trusopt at a glance

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  • 1For dogs and cats
  • 2A carbonic anhydrase inhibitor (decreases pressure)
  • 3A topical (eye drop) medication
  • 4Treats glaucoma