Azopt is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s FDA-approved to treat increased eye pressure in adults who have either: ocular hypertension (high blood pressure in the eye), or open-angle glaucoma, which is the most common type of glaucoma (an eye disease that’s usually caused by increased pressure inside the eye). Azopt contains the active drug brinzolamide. It belongs to a class of drugs called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. (A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way.) Azopt works to decrease pressure inside your eye by reducing the amount of fluid the eye naturally produces. Azopt comes as a liquid solution in a dropper bottle. The bottle has a tip that you’ll use to dispense drops of Azopt into your eye. Azopt is available in one strength: 10 milligrams per milliliter (mg/mL).
BEFORE YOU USE THE MEDICATION
You should not use Azopt if you are allergic to brinzolamide. Tell your doctor if you have ever had: narrow-angle glaucoma; an allergy to sulfa drugs; or kidney disease. It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
HOW TO USE
Apply this medication in the affected eye(s), usually one drop 3 times a day or as directed by your doctor. Shake the bottle well before using. To apply eye drops, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. The preservative in this product may be absorbed by contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using your eye drops. Wait at least 15 minutes after each dose before putting your lenses back in. Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over your eye and place one drop into the pouch. Look downward and gently close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Place one finger at the corner of your eye (near the nose) and apply gentle pressure. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink and do not rub your eye. Repeat these steps for your other eye if so directed. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use. If you are using another kind of eye medication (e.g., drops or ointments), wait at least 10 minutes before applying other medications. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the eye drops to enter the eye. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same times each day. Keep using brinzolamide even if you feel well. Most people with glaucoma or high pressure in the eye do not feel sick.
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is used in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor. Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects: blurred vision, eye discomfort, dryness, redness, feeling of something in the eye, headache, increased tear production, taste changes. Although most of the side effects listed below don’t happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention. Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur: eye pain, itching or swelling of the eye. Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur: signs of a severe skin reaction such as blistering, peeling, a rash covering a large area of the body, a rash that spreads quickly, or a rash combined with fever or discomfort. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face or throat. Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication.
What should I avoid while using brinzolamide ophthalmic?
Azopt may cause blurred vision and may impair your reactions. Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how this medicine will affect you. Do not use other eye medications unless your doctor tells you.
What should I avoid while using brinzolamide ophthalmic?
Azopt is meant to be used as a long-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that Azopt is safe and effective for you, you’ll likely use it long term. If you have questions about how long you’ll need to use Azopt, talk with your doctor. Brinzolamide belongs to the group of medications called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It is available in eye drop form and is used to reduce the pressure inside the eye for people with open-angle glaucoma or intraocular hypertension (increased pressure in the eye). Fluid is constantly being formed and drained out of the eye. When this fluid does not drain out of the eye properly or too much fluid is produced, pressure inside the eye increases. Brinzolamide works by reducing the amount of fluid produced by the eye. This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. At Honeybee Pharmacy, you can guarantee the best price for your medications. Buy online at www.honeybeepharmacy.com. HBP offers both human medications and PetMeds. Honeybee Pharmacy provides approved and affordable medications to all Americans.
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