Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide)
What is Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide) used for?
Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide) are used to treat glaucoma and other eye conditions, such as ocular hypertension. It belongs to a class of medications known as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, which work by decreasing pressure inside the eye, thereby helping to prevent blindness.
How should I use Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide)?
Patients should apply Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide) directly to the eye. When applying the eye drops, you should tilt your head back, and pull down the lower eyelid to form a pouch. One drop may then be applied to the eye. Repeat the process for the other eye if necessary. Always consult your physician before using this medication, and never exceed the prescribed amount.
What are the side effects of Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide)?
Patients may notice some side effects as a result of using Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide), such as:
Patients should note that this medication may also cause other more serious side effects to occur. Consult your physician immediately if you notice inflammation of the eyelid, severe nausea, back pain, discolored urine, fatigue, yellowing of the eyes or skin, fever or chest pain.
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 any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.