Drug name: Azopt Eyedrops
Azopt Eyedrops generic name: Brinzolamide
Azopt dosage: 1%
Azopt Eyedrops is a glaucoma medication that inhibits carbonic anhydrase. They accomplish this by lowering ocular pressure and reducing the quantity of fluid in the eye. Brinzolamide is the generic name for Azopt eyedrops.
Before use, consult your prescribing doctor if you have a history of:
- Eye conditions
- Kidney problems
- Liver disease
Consult your doctor before continuing your medicine if you have an infection or an injury to your eye. It’s possible that a fresh bottle of Azopt eyedrops may be prescribed for you.
This medicine is administered to the eyes directly and might produce temporary blurred vision. Do not drive, operate machinery, or engage in any other activity that necessitates clear eyesight until you are able to do so safely.
Consult your prescribing doctor about the dangers of breastfeeding if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It’s unclear if this drug travels into breast milk, but it’s dangerous to babies.
Some possible interactions include:
- Aspirin (depends on dose, discuss with prescribing doctor)
What is Azopt used for?
Three drops of Azopt eyedrops are applied to the afflicted eye three times per day. To prevent contamination, don’t contact the dropper tip. Certain components in Azopt Eyedrops might cause contact lenses to discolor. Remove them before using this medicine if you’re wearing them. After using eyedrops, wait at least 15 minutes before replacing your contact lenses.
Before using this medicine, make sure you properly wash your hands and give the drug bottle a good shake. Pull your lower lid down into a pouch at the bottom of your eye socket by tilting your head back and looking up. Follow your doctor’s instructions when taking the medicine. For a minute or two, close your eyes, gaze down, and squeeze the inner corner of your eye to stop the medicine from leaking out. Keep your eyes closed and don’t rub them. If necessary, repeat on the opposite eye.
Replace the cap securely on the eye dropper without rinsing it. Before taking additional eye medicines, wait at least 10 minutes. To promote effective absorption of eyedrops, apply them before applying ointments. Use the medicine at the same time each day to make it easier to remember to take it. Even if you feel better, continue to take this medicine for the full duration of the prescription; people with glaucoma and high eye pressure may not always have symptoms.
Azopt Side Effects:
- Temporarily blurred vision
- Bitter/sour/unusual taste in mouth
- Dry eyes
- Temporary discomfort/ itching/redness in eyes
- Feeling something in eye
- Eye discharge
- Eye/ eyelid swelling/pain
- Stomach/ side/back pain
- Persistent nausea/ vomiting
- Yellowing eyes/skin
- Dark urine
- Easy bruising/ bleeding
- Unusual tiredness
- Allergic reaction
Azopt Eyedrops Price
The cost of a product is determined by the amount purchased. The dose of Azopt Eyedrops is the same every time. See the top of the page for prices.