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Doctor insights on: Dorzolamide Timolol Safe Women Pregnant

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Is dorzolamide/timolol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is dorzolamide/timolol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not safe: It is category c meaning that animal studies have shown adverse effects on fetuses, but no human studies have been done. Even less is known about it's effect on lactation. Avoid it during pregnancy and breast-feeding if possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What is the differences between brinzolamide and dorzolamide as topical eye drops with timolol for reducing ocular hypertension?

What is the differences between  brinzolamide and dorzolamide as topical eye drops with timolol for reducing ocular hypertension?

Same: Brinzolamide and dorzolamide are both carbonic anhydase inhibitors. They lower pressure by stopping the enzyme that helps produce fluid in the eye. They are both sulfa compound derivatives. ...Read more

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Is dorzolamide safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is dorzolamide safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Dorzolamide (trusopt) is an eye drop used to treat glaucoma. Although there are no studies to support its safety in pregnancy, trusopt would be a reasonable choice. You can find more information about this subject on the glaucoma research foundation website: http://www.Glaucoma.Org/treatment/glaucoma-and-pregnancy-1.Php. ...Read more

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How safe is the use of Xalatan (latanoprost) and trusopt eye drop in pregnancy?

How safe is the use of Xalatan (latanoprost) and trusopt eye drop in pregnancy?

Weigh risk/benefits: Both trusopt and Xalatan (latanoprost) are pregnancy category c.Meaning there are no adequate/well-controlled studies in pregnant women using these drugs, thus these medications should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.Trusopt has been associated with decreased birth weight when studied in rats.Review any options with your doctor.Take care. ...Read more

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Has anyone suffered a side effect using timolol maleate?

Has anyone suffered a side effect using timolol maleate?

Timolol: Side effects od timolol include: chf, heart block, bradycardia, raynauds, bronchospasm, hypersensitivity, anaphylaxis, lupus erythema tours, myasthenia gravies exacerbation, fatigue, dizziness, headache, dyspnea, pruritus, ocular irritation, nightmares and impotence. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Dorzolamide (Definition)

Dorzolamide is a glaucoma medicine that is quite effective in lowering intraocular pressure-- it works by reducing the production of aqueous humor in the eye. Side effects are summarized well on medicinenet.Com or check ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Trusopt (Definition)

Trusopt is an ocular carbonic anhydrase enzyme blocker which is a kind of ...Read more