Azopt Eyedrops (Brinzolamide) Medication


Azopt Eyedrops (Brinzolamide)

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Drug Description


Azopt is a prescribed ophthalmic suspension used to treat elevated intraocular pressure in patients diagnosed with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma. 

Azopt is categorized under the class of drugs known as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. Its mechanism of action involves a reduction in the production of intraocular fluid, thereby diminishing the volume of fluid within the eye. 

Uses and Dosage 

Before administering Azopt Eyedrops and with each prescription refill, thoroughly review its medication guide and patient information leaflet. For questions or concerns, ask your doctor or pharmacist. 

If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using Azopt Eyedrops, as they may absorb its preservative. Wait for at least 15 minutes after each dose before putting your lenses back in. 

The typical administration of Azopt involves instilling one drop into the affected eye(s) thrice daily. To ensure the appropriate application of this medication, adhere to the following steps: 

  1. Shake the eye drop bottle well before use. 
  2. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. 
  3. Check the dropper tip to ensure it is not damaged. Do not touch the tip or let it touch anything to avoid contamination. 
  4. Tilt your head back and pull down the lower lid of your eye to create a pocket. 
  5. Hold the dropper (tip down) with your other hand, keeping it close to your eye but not touching it. 
  6. Brace the remaining fingers against your face for stability. 
  7. Look up and gently squeeze the dropper to release a single drop into the pocket created by the lower eyelid. 
  8. Release the lower lid and close your eye for 2-3 minutes, tilting your head down slightly. 
  9. Apply gentle pressure to the tear duct with a finger. 
  10. Wipe any excess liquid from your face with a tissue. 
  11. Replace the dropper cap tightly without wiping or rinsing the tip. 
  12. Wash your hands to remove any medication residue. 

Allow a 10-minute interval between using different eye medications (e.g., drops, ointments). Apply eye drops before ointments to ensure optimal absorption. 

For optimal efficacy, use this eye drop regularly around the same time(s) daily. Do not instill more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor. 

Continue the use of Azopt Eyedrops even when feeling well, as individuals with glaucoma or high eye pressure often do not experience symptoms. Do not discontinue the use of these eye drops without consulting your doctor. 

Side Effects 

Listed below are the side effects associated with the use of Azopt Eyedrops. If any of them persist or worsen, inform your doctor promptly. 

Common Side Effects 

  • Blurred vision 
  • Bitter or unusual taste in the mouth 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Eye pain, redness, or swelling 
  • Sensitivity to light 
  • Foreign body sensation in the eye 
  • Stomach pain (upper right side) 
  • Jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes) 
  • Signs of eye infection: 
    • Swelling 
    • Redness 
    • Severe discomfort 
    • Crusting 
    • Drainage 

If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, seek medical assistance immediately. 

Allergic Reactions 

A severe allergic reaction to Azopt Eyedrops is uncommon. However, seek emergency medical attention if you exhibit signs of an allergic reaction, such as: 

  • Hives 
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Swelling in your face or throat 

Seek emergency medical assistance if you experience symptoms of a severe skin reaction, including: 

  • Fever 
  • Sore throat 
  • Burning eyes 
  • Skin pain 
  • A red or purple rash with blistering and peeling 

This list does not contain all the potential side effects of Azopt Eyedrops. Notify your doctor if other side effects not listed above are experienced. 


Before using Azopt Eyedrops, inform your doctor and pharmacist if you have any known hypersensitivities, especially to brinzolamide, other medicines, or any ingredients present in Azopt Eyedrops. 

Before using this eye medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist of your medical history, particularly if you have other eye conditions, kidney problems, or liver disease. 

Azopt Eyedrops may interact with high doses of aspirin or related salicylates (such as those used for arthritis). To prevent such drug interactions, tell your doctor all the medicine you use, including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. 

If low-dose aspirin has been prescribed by your doctor for specific medical reasons, such as heart attack or stroke prevention (usually 81-162 milligrams per day), continue taking it. For further information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist. 

Azopt may cause blurred vision and impaired reactions. Refrain from operating vehicles or engaging in hazardous activities until the medication’s effects are known. 

The use of Azopt Eyedrops during pregnancy should only occur if the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks to the developing fetus. 

The excretion of brinzolamide into breast milk is currently undetermined. Seek guidance from a healthcare professional before utilizing these eye drops while nursing. 

Additional information

Generic name:



Eye drops



Quantities Available:

5mL, 15mL, 20mL

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