Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide)
What is Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide) used for?
Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide) is commonly used to treat patients suffering from ocular hypertension or open angle glaucoma. The medication reduces the amount of fluid in the eye to reduce pressure relieving symptoms such as decreased vision, pain, or potential damage to the optic nerve. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide)?
Use Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide) according to the directions provided by your physician to get the most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one drop administered once daily, but your particular instructions may differ depending on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Gently shake the bottle before each use to mix its contents. Tilt your head backward, pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated, hold the bottle over your eye, and dispense one drop into the pouch that is formed. Slowly close your eye to spread the medication over the surface of the eye and keep it closed for ten seconds to allow enough time for it to be absorbed. Never allow the tip of the bottle to touch a foreign surface, including your eye, to prevent possible contamination. If another dose is required, it is recommended to wait ten minutes before the next application. Ask your physician if you have any questions about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide)?
Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide) may cause side effects in some patients including:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are sensitive skin, severe stomach pain, chest pain, flu symptoms, sensitivity to light, eye redness, crusting or discharge from the eye, swelling of the eyelid, or jaundice. Inform your physician of any symptoms that are intense or worry you to make sure the correct changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further problems from occurring.
Always remove your contact lenses before using Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide) to prevent potential complications. Do not use this medication if you are under the age of eighteen, allergic to sulphonamide medications, or if you have hyperchloremic acidosis, reduced liver function, or severely decreased kidney function. Also inform your physician if you have chronic dry eyes, diabetes, conditions affecting the cornea, pseudoexfoliative glaucoma, pigmentary glaucoma, or closed angle glaucoma.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.