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Can i have wine along with Dorzolamide eye drops?

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Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein

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Posted on Wed, 6 Aug 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I sometimes have a glass of wine in the eve, is this ok with dorzolamide eye drops for glaucoma?
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 34 minutes later
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hi and welcome to hcm

Detailed Answer:
Yes, it is safe to have such amounts of alcohol and there is no proved interaction or side effects between these drops and alcohol intake so you dont have to be worried. Just limit this to not more than 2 glasses per day. Wish you good health. Regards
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