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Systematic (IUPAC) name
2-ethylamino-4-methyl-5, 5-dioxo-5$l^{6}, 7-dithiabicyclo[4.3.0] nona-8,10- diene-8-sulfonamide
CAS number 130693-82-2
ATC code S01EC03
PubChem 3154
DrugBank APRD00577
Chemical data
Formula C10H16N2O4S3 
Mol. mass 324.443 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Protein binding ~33%
Metabolism  ?
Half life 4 months
Excretion  ?
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


Legal status
Routes  ?

Dorzolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It is an anti-glaucoma agent and topically applied in the form of eye drops. This drug was the first drug in human therapy (market introduction 1995) which resulted from structure-based drug design.

Trusopt (dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor formulated for topical ophthalmic use. Trusopt is used to lower increased intraocular pressure in open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.


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