Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Azopt
Generic Name: brinzolamide ophthalmic (Pronunciation: brin ZOE la mide off THAL mik)
What is brinzolamide ophthalmic (Azopt)?
Brinzolamide reduces the amount of fluid in the eye, which decreases pressure inside the eye.
Brinzolamide ophthalmic may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of brinzolamide ophthalmic (Azopt)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about brinzolamide ophthalmic (Azopt)?
Do not use this medication while you are wearing contact lenses. This medication may contain a preservative that can be absorbed by soft contact lenses. Wait at least 15 minutes after using the eye drops before putting your contact lenses in.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have narrow-angle glaucoma.
Do not allow the dropper to touch any surface, including the eyes or hands. If the dropper becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye.
Do not use any other eye medication unless your doctor has prescribed it for you. If you use another eye medication, use it at least 10 minutes before or after using brinzolamide ophthalmic. Do not use the medications at the same time.
Brinzolamide ophthalmic can cause blurred vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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