Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide)
What is Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide) used for?
Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide) is an ophthalmic medication used to treat patients suffering from open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. The medication reduces fluid levels within the eye to reduce symptoms such as pain, reduced vision, or potential damage to the optic nerve. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide)?
Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal regimen is one drop administered daily, but your particular directions will depend on your current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be administered by shaking the bottle to mix its contents, tilting your head backward, pulling down the lower lid of the eye being treated, and dispensing one drop into the pouch that is formed. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medicine over the surface of the eye and keep the eye closed for thirty seconds to allow the medication to be absorbed. Always observe the medication before use to make sure it is not cloudy or discoloured as this may indicate contamination. Do not allow the tip of the bottle to touch any foreign surfaces, including the surface of the eye, as this may contaminate the solution.
What are the side effects of Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide)?
Some patients using Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention are sensitive skin, easier bruising, severe eye pain, swelling surrounding the eye, fever, flu symptoms, chest pain, drainage or crusting of the eye, or jaundice. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense side effects to make sure the correct alterations are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide) should not be used to treat patients with a history of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), allergies to beta-blocker medications, uncontrolled heart failure, 2nd or 3rd degree heart block, severe allergic rhinitis, narrow angle glaucoma, or severely reduced kidney function. It is also important to disclose if you have pseudoexfoliative glaucoma, pigmentary glaucoma, peripheral arterial disorder, 1st degree heart block, angina, hypotension, psoriasis, diabetes, hypoglycaemia, hyperthyroidism, myaesthenia gravis, or reduced liver or kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen. Always remove your contact lenses before using the medication.
Strictly use Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Azopt Eye Drops (Brinzolamide) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.