is a veterinarian-prescribed solution that is used in the treatment for glaucoma. It contains 2% dorzolamide, a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, which decreases pressure in the eye. Trusopt can also be used in an unaffected eye to prevent glaucoma when glaucoma is already present in the other eye, preventing further vision loss for your pet.
Precautions Trusopt is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor generally prescribed by veterinarians to be used in cats and dogs for the treatment of glaucoma. Though not an FDA approved medicine, trusopt is often prescribed by veterinarians as an extra-label drug to be used in dogs and cats.
Dosage Trusopt is commonly available as 2% solution in bottles of 5ml and 10ml. It is also available in combination with 0.5% timolol maleate in 5ml and 10ml bottles as per prescription. The usual suggested dosage is one drop, 3 times a day. In dogs suffering from glaucoma, the ideal dosage suggested is two to three times daily. It is extremely necessary to administer trusopt 2% consistently following a strict schedule. A reliable dosage pattern for cats is not yet determined. Do not stop the medication abruptly without consulting the veterinarian. Over dosage can lead to severe symptoms like panting, diarrhea, vomiting and anorexia