What are the side effects of dorzolamide ophthalmic?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Side effects of dorzolamide range from mild to severe. Some people experience no side effects at all. Common side effects of dorzolamide include stinging when medicine is applied, a bitter taste in the mouth, feeling like something is in the eye or light sensitivity. Less commonly, you may experience eye dryness, headache, nausea, eyelid reactions, or unusual weakness. These effects may not need medical attention, but do consult your doctor if these effects are ongoing or troublesome.

If you experience any of the following while taking Dorzolamide, see your doctor as soon as possible:

  1. Indication of eye or eyelid irritation
  2. Burning, dry or itching eyes
  3. Eye discharge
  4. Excessive tearing
  5. Blurred vision or change in vision
  6. Eye pain
  7. Skin rash
  8. Kidney stone symptoms
  9. Cough
  10. Labored breathing, wheezing or tightness in chest
  11. Flashes of light
  12. Floaters in vision
  13. Hives or welts
  14. Itching skin
  15. Swelling on face, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet or sex organs

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