Dorzolamide Timolol Preservative Free Eye Drops ( Vizidor Duo Eye Drops ) contains two medicines: dorzolamide and timolol.
These medicines lower the pressure in the eye in different ways.
Vizidor Duo Eye Drops is prescribed to lower raised pressure in the eye in the treatment of glaucoma when beta-blocker eye drop medicine used alone is not adequate.
Dorzolamide Timolol Preservative Free Eye Drops is the alternative to Cosopt IMulti eye drops (generic version)
Glaucoma is a common eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged.
It’s usually caused by fluid building up in the front part of the eye, which increases pressure inside the eye.
Glaucoma can lead to loss of vision if it’s not diagnosed and treated early.
It can affect people of all ages, but is most common in adults in their 70s and 80s.
Glaucoma does not usually cause any symptoms to begin with.
It tends to develop slowly over many years and affects the edges of your vision (peripheral vision) first.
For this reason, many people do not realise they have glaucoma, and it’s often only picked up during a routine eye test.
If you do notice any symptoms, they might include blurred vision, or seeing rainbow-coloured circles around bright lights.
Both eyes are usually affected, although it may be worse in 1 eye.
Very occasionally, glaucoma can develop suddenly and cause:
Visit an opticians or a GP if you have any concerns about your vision.
If you have glaucoma, early diagnosis and treatment can help stop your vision getting worse.
Without treatment, glaucoma can eventually lead to blindness.
This is a medical emergency that may require immediate treatment.
There are several different types of glaucoma.
The most common is called primary open angle glaucoma. This tends to develop slowly over many years.
It’s caused by the drainage channels in the eye becoming gradually clogged over time.
Other types of glaucoma include:
Glaucoma can occur for a number of reasons.
Most cases are caused by a build-up of pressure in the eye when fluid is unable to drain properly.
This increase in pressure then damages the nerve that connects the eye to the brain (optic nerve).
It’s often unclear why this happens, although certain things can increase the risk, including:
It’s not clear whether you can do anything to prevent glaucoma, but having regular eye tests should pick it up as early as possible.
Glaucoma can usually be detected during a routine eye test at an opticians, often before it causes any noticeable symptoms.
The tests are carried out in the opticians by an optometrist.
You should have a routine eye test at least every 2 years.
Several quick and painless tests can be carried out to check for glaucoma, including vision tests and measurements of the pressure inside your eye.
If tests suggest you have glaucoma, you should be referred to a specialist eye doctor (ophthalmologist) to discuss treatment.
It’s not possible to reverse any loss of vision that occurred before glaucoma was diagnosed, but treatment can help stop your vision getting worse.
The treatment recommended for you will depend on the type of glaucoma you have, but the options are:
You’ll also probably need regular appointments to monitor your condition and check the treatment is working.
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Dorzolamide Timolol Preservative Free Eye Drops is available to buy with a prescription at Dock Pharmacy Essex UK, UK Online Pharmacy.
HOW TO USE Vizidor Duo Eye Drops (DORZOLAMIDE TIMOLOL EYE DROPS)
Always use Vizidor Duo Eye Drops exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The appropriate dosage and duration of treatment will be established by your doctor.
The recommended dose is one drop in the affected eye(s) in the morning and in the evening.
If you are using Dorzolamide / Timolol with another eye drop, the drops should be instilled at least 10 minutes apart.
Do not change the dose of the drug without consulting your doctor.
Do not allow the tip of the container to touch the eye or areas around the eye. It may become contaminated with bacteria that can cause eye infections leading to serious damage of the eye, even loss of vision. To avoid possible contamination of the container, wash your hands before using this medicine and keep the tip of the container away from contact with any surface.
If you think your medication may be contaminated, or if you develop an eye infection, contact your doctor immediately concerning continued use of this bottle.
Instructions for use
Always wash your hands before applying eye drops.
Apply your eye drops in the following way:
1. Remove protective cap.
2. Tilt your head back and look at the ceiling.
3. Gently pull the lower eyelid down until there is a small pocket.
4. Squeeze the upturned dropper bottle to release a drop into your eye.
5. Whilst keeping the affected eye closed, press your finger against the corner of the closed eye (the side where the eye meets the nose) and hold for 2 minutes. This helps to stop timolol getting into the rest of the body.
Avoid touching the dropper tip against your eye or anything else.
Replace and tighten the cap straight after use.
If you use more Dorzolamide / Timolol than you should
If you put too many drops in your eye or swallow any of the contents of the container, among other effects, you may become light-headed, have difficulty breathing, or feel that your heart rate has slowed. Contact your doctor immediately.
If you forget to use Dorzolamide / Timolol
It is important to use Dorzolamide / Timolol as prescribed by your doctor.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the forgotten dose.
If you stop using Dorzolamide Timolol Eye drops
If you want to stop using this medicine talk to your doctor first.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU USE Vizidor Duo Eye Drops
Do not use Dorzolamide Timolol eye drops
If you are not sure whether you should use Dorzolamide / Timolol, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Warnings and precautions:
Tell your doctor about any of the following medical or eye problems you have now or have had in the past:
Also tell your doctor:
When Dorzolamide / Timolol is instilled into the eye it may affect the entire body.
Children and adolescents
There is limited experience with Dorzolamide / Timolol in infants and children.
Use in elderly
In studies with Dorzolamide / Timolol, the effects of Dorzolamide / Timolol were similar in both elderly and younger patients.
Use in patients with liver impairment
Tell your doctor about any liver problems you now have or have suffered from in the past.
Other medicines and Dorzolamide / Timolol
Dorzolamide / Timolol can affect or be affected by other medicines you are using, including other eye drops for the treatment of glaucoma. Tell your doctor if you are using or intend to use medicines to lower blood pressure, heart medicine or medicines to treat diabetes. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
This is particularly important if you are:
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Use in pregnancy
Do not use Dorzolamide / Timolol if you are pregnant unless your doctor considers it necessary.
Use in breast-feeding
Do not use Dorzolamide / Timolol if you are breast-feeding. Timolol may get into your milk. Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine during breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
No studies on the effects on the ability to drive or use machines have been performed. There are side effects associated with Dorzolamide / Timolol, such as blurred vision, which may affect your ability to drive and/ or operate machinery. Do not drive or operate machinery until you feel well or your vision is clear.
Dorzolamide / Timolol contains benzalkonium chloride
This medicine contains 0.003 mg benzalkonium chloride in each drop which is equivalent to 0.075 mg/ml. Benzalkonium chloride may be absorbed by soft contact lenses and may change the colour of the contact lenses. You should remove contact lenses before using this medicine and put them back 15 minutes afterwards. Benzalkonium chloride may also cause eye irritation, especially if you have dry eyes or disorders of the cornea (the clear layer at the front of the eye). If you feel abnormal eye sensation, stinging or pain in the eye after using this medicine, talk to your doctor.
Like all medicines, Vizidor Duo Eye Drops can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
You can usually carry on taking the drops, unless the effects are serious. If you’re worried, talk to a doctor or pharmacist. Do not stop using Dorzolamide / Timolol without speaking to your doctor.
Serious side effects
If you develop generalized allergic reactions including swelling beneath the skin that can occur in areas such as the face and limbs, and can obstruct the airway which may cause difficulty swallowing or breathing, hives or itchy rash, localized and generalized rash, itchiness or a severe sudden life-threatening allergic reaction, you should stop using Dorzolamide / Timolol and seek medical advice immediately.
The frequency of possible side effects listed below is defined using the following convention:
Very common (affects more than 1 user in 10)
Common (affects 1 to 10 users in 100)
Uncommon (affects 1 to 10 users in 1,000)
Rare (affects 1 to 10 users in 10,000)
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data)
The following adverse reactions have been reported with dorzolamide / timolol eye drops or one of its components either during clinical trials or during post marketing experience:
Burning and stinging of the eyes, taste perversion.
Redness in and around the eye(s), watering or itching of the eye(s), corneal erosion (damage to the front layer of the eyeball), swelling and/ or irritation in and around the eye(s), feeling of having something in the eye, decreased corneal sensitivity (not realising of getting something in the eye and not feeling pain), eye pain, dry eyes, blurred vision, headache, sinusitis (feeling of tension or fullness in the nose), weakness/tiredness, and fatigue.
Dizziness, depression, inflammation of the iris, visual disturbances including refractive changes (due to withdrawal of miotic therapy in some cases), slow heartbeat, fainting, difficulty breathing (dyspnoea), indigestion, and kidney stones.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (an immune disease which may cause an inflammation of internal organs), tingling or numbness of the hands or feet, trouble sleeping, nightmares, memory loss, an increase in signs and symptoms of myasthenia gravis (muscle disorder), decreased sex drive, stroke, temporary short sightedness which may resolve when treatment is stopped, detachment of the layer below the retina that contains blood vessels following from filtration surgery which may cause visual disturbances drooping of the eyelids, double vision, eyelid crusting, swelling of the cornea (with symptoms of visual disturbances), low pressure in the eye, ringing noises in your ear, low blood pressure, changes in the rhythm or speed of the heartbeat, congestive heart failure (heart disease with shortness of breath and swelling of feet and legs due to fluid build up), oedema (fluid build up), cerebral ischaemia (reduced blood supply to the brain), chest pain, forceful heartbeat that may be rapid or irregular (palpitations), heart attack, Raynaud’s phenomenon, swelling or coldness of your hands and feet and reduced circulation in your arms and legs, leg cramps and/or leg pain when walking (claudication), shortness of breath, impaired lung function, runny or stuffed nose, nose bleed, constriction of the airways in the lungs, cough, throat irritation, dry mouth, diarrhoea, contact dermatitis, hair loss, skin rash with white silvery coloured appearance (psoriasiform rash) , Peyronie’s disease (which may cause a curvature of the penis), allergic type reactions such as rash, hives, itching, in rare cases possible swelling of the lips, eyes and mouth, wheezing, or severe skin reactions (Steven Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis).
Like other medicines applied into eyes, timolol maleate is absorbed into the blood. This may cause similar side effects as seen with oral beta-blocking agents. Incidence of side effects after topical ophthalmic administration is lower than when medicines are, for example, taken by mouth or injected. Listed additional side effects include reactions seen within the class of beta-blockers when used for treating eye conditions:
Low blood glucose levels, heart failure, a type of heart rhythm disorder, abdominal pain, vomiting, muscle pain not caused by exercise, sexual dysfunction, shortness of breath, foreign body sensation in eye (feeling that there is something in your eye), hallucinations.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects talk your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
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