Dorzolamide/Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors
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Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors can increase the effects of dorzolamide.
What might happen:
Taking dorzolamide with carbonic anhydrase inhibitors can cause you to have abnormal levels of potassium, sodium, and other chemicals.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together. Your doctor may want to change or discontinue one of your medicines. Your doctor may want to have lab tests done to check for side effects of taking these two medicines together.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Reference:1.Trusopt (dorzolamide hydrochloride) US prescribing information. Merck & Co., Inc. June, 2010.