Dorzolamide reduces the amount of fluid in the eye, which decreases pressure inside the eye.

Dorzolamide ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat open-angle glaucoma and other causes of high pressure inside the eye.

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  • More common
    Burning, stinging, or discomfort when medicine is applied
    itching, redness, swelling, or other sign of the eye or eyelid irritation
    Less common
    Burning, dry, or itching eyes
    discharge from the eye
    excessive tearing
    redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
    Rare
    Blood in the urine
    blurred vision
    nausea or vomiting
    pain in the side, back, or abdomen
    skin rash
    tearing
    Incidence not known
    Blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
    change in vision
    chills
    cough
    diarrhea
    difficult or labored breathing
    flashes of light
    floaters in vision
    hives or welts
    itching skin
    joint or muscle pain
    large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
    noisy breathing
    redness of the skin
    sore throat
    sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
    tightness in the chest
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking dorzolamide ophthalmic, get emergency help immediately:

    Symptoms of overdose
    Confusion
    irregular heartbeat
    muscle cramps or pain
    numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet
    seizures
    trembling
    weakness and heaviness of the legs
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with dorzolamide ophthalmic may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common
    Bitter taste
    feeling of something in the eye
    Less common
    Changes in color vision
    difficulty seeing at night
    dryness of the eyes
    eyelid reactions
    headache
    increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
    Incidence not known
    Bloody nose
    burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
    change in distance vision
    difficulty in focusing the eyes
    dizziness
    dry mouth
    eyelid crusting
    lack or loss of strength
    scaling of the skin
    severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
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