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Generic Azopt (tm) Brinzolamide 1% 5ml

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Generic Name : Brinzolamide
Therapy : Eye Care
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Generic Azopt (tm) Brinzolamide 1% 5ml

Brand : Azopt
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Generic Azopt® : Brinzolamide

Medication information about generic Azopt
Important information about usage, risks and possible side-effects..

Other name brands for this medication
Brinzox, Brinolar, Brinzagan, Brinzoma, Lupibrin, Bridic, Brinzemic, Brinzodoc

Possible Uses of Brinzolamide :
Brinzolamide is used to treat high pressure inside the eye due to glaucoma (open angle-type) or other eye diseases (e.g., ocular hypertension). Lowering high pressure inside the eye helps to prevent blindness. This medication works by decreasing the amount of fluid within the eye. It belongs to a class of drugs known as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors.

Before using Brinzolamide :
Before using brinzolamide, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

How to take Brinzolamide :
Apply this medication in the affected eye(s), usually one drop 3 times a day or as directed by your doctor. Shake the bottle well before using.

To apply eye drops, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface.
The preservative in this product may be absorbed by contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using your eye drops. Wait at least 15 minutes after each dose before putting your lenses back in.

Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over your eye and place one drop into the pouch. Look downward and gently close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Place one finger at the corner of your eye (near the nose) and apply gentle pressure. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink and do not rub your eye. Repeat these steps for your other eye if so directed. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use.

If you are using another kind of eye medication (e.g., drops or ointments), wait at least 10 minutes before applying other medications. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the eye drops to enter the eye.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same times each day. It is important to continue using brinzolamide even if you feel well. Most people with glaucoma or high pressure in the eye do not feel sick.

Precautions When Using Brinzolamide :
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other eye conditions, kidney problems, liver disease.

If you develop an eye infection or injury, or have eye surgery, check with your doctor about whether you should continue to use your current bottle of brinzolamide. You may be advised to start using a new bottle.
Your vision may be temporarily blurred or unstable after applying this drug. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the potential risk to the infant, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Side Effects of Brinzolamide :
Temporary blurred vision, bitter/sour/unusual taste in your mouth, dry eyes, temporary discomfort/itching/redness of the eye, feeling as if something is in your eye, eye discharge, and headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Seek immediate medical attention if you have any of these rare but very serious side effects: eye or eyelid swelling/pain, stomach/side/back pain, persistent nausea or vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual tiredness, signs of infection (e.g., fever, chills, persistent sore throat), chest pain. 
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions of Brinzolamide :
Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: high doses of aspirin or related salicylates (e.g., high doses used for arthritis).

Low-dose aspirin, as prescribed by your doctor for specific medical reasons such as heart attack or stroke prevention (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams per day), should be continued. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

Missed dose of Brinzolamide :
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Over dose of Brinzolamide :
This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call a poison control center right away.

Storage of Brinzolamide :
Store between 39-86 degrees F (4-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Other Information of Brinzolamide :
FOR BEST RESULTS, this medicine should be used along with exercise, a low-cholesterol/low-fat diet, and a weight loss program if you are overweight. FOLLOW THE DIETARY PLAN provided by your doctor. DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children and pets. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out


1. What is Brinzolamide and what is it used for?
Brinzolamide is a medical drug that belongs to a class of drug called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. This medicine is used to treat and relieve pressure in the eye called ocular hypertension and also assists with glaucoma. It works by reducing the productivity of fluid in the high as excess fluid leads to high pressure.

2. When and how to use Brinzolamide?
Brinzolamide is available to us as an eye drop that must be taken as 3 drops per day or as per prescribed by the doctor. To avoid contamination, avoid touching the tip of the dropper or letting the dropper touch any surface. Remove the contact lenses before using eye drop. Wait for at least 15 minutes before pouting your lenses back in. Try not to blink your eyes or rub it after using it. Keep a fair interval of 10 minutes if you are using any other medication in the eye.

3. What are the side effects of using Brinzolamide?
Common side effects observed while medicating with Brinzolamide are unusual taste in mouth, temporary redness, itching, discomfort in the eye, temporary blurred vision, dry eyes, headache, and eye discharge may occur. Inform your doctor if these conditions persist or get worse. There are some serious allergic reactions that require immediate medical attention if observed such as severe dizziness, trouble breathing, facial itching\swelling, rash, etc.

4. What precautions must be undertaken before medicating with Brinzolamide?
Before mediating with Brinzolamide, one must inform the doctor regarding allergy to the medicine, its ingredient, or any other allergies. Also, one must inform the doctor of any medical history related to kidney problems, liver problems, eye conditions, etc.

5. Can a pregnant woman use Brinzolamide?
Brinzolamide is a kind of medicine that must only be used when clearly needed during pregnancy. The risk and benefits associated with the medicine must be discussed before the onset of the treatment.

6. Is Brinzolamide safe during breastfeeding?
It is unknown whether Brinzolamide gets passed on to the breast milk or not during its medication. Therefore, it is necessary to consult a doctor regarding the potential risk to the child from Brinzolamide before breastfeeding the baby.

7. Is brimonidine the same as brinzolamide?
Brinzolamide is a medicine that belongs to a class of medicine called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. Brimonidine belongs to a class of medicine called Alpha agonists. However, both medicines are used to treat glaucoma.

8. Are brinzolamide and dorzolamide the same?
Brinzolamide 1% twice daily was fairly equal to Dorzolamide 2% in terms of intraocular pressure reduction. When compared, Brinzolamide showed significantly less ocular stinging and burning.

9. How long does Brinzolamide take to work?
Brinzolamide is a kind of medicine that does not work instantly. The medicine may take 4 weeks of daily medication to deliver its full effect on your condition. Also if the medicine is suitable for your condition, you may need to take the medicine for the rest of your life.

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