Azopt Eye Drop 1% (5 ml)
About Azopt Eye Drop 1%
Azopt eye drop is a medicine used to treat people with Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension which is characterized with high pressure in their eyes.
The salt present in this eye drop is Brinzolamide.
When the pressure in your eye is too high, it can hurt your ability to see. Azopt eye drop works by making the eye have less fluid.
Azopt Eye Drop 1% comes with highly positive reviews and is a recommended medication for Glaucoma.
The following are the uses of Azopt eye drops:
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve to get worse over time.
It is a condition where the pressure inside the eye, called intraocular pressure, rises.
This can cause permanent loss of vision.
Glaucoma can happen at any age, but people over 60 are more likely to get it.
Glaucoma is more likely to occur if you are older, have a family history, or have previously had any eye injury.
Low blood flow to the optic nerve and health problems like high blood pressure and diabetes also causes it.
When the eye makes too much fluid, pressure builds up, causing Intraocular pressure to rise. This can lead to Glaucoma in the long run.
Azopt eye drop slows down carbonic anhydrase.
It stops the production of aqueous humor (the fluid in the eye), which lowers the pressure in the eye.
How to use it?
If the seal is broken before you use Azopt eye drop for the first time, you should never use it.
Before you use it, wash your hands and give the bottle a good shake.
If you wear contact lenses, take them out before you instil them and wait at least 15 minutes before putting them back in.
Don’t take this medicine before consulting your doctor. Otherwise, you won't be able to control the pressure in your eye, which could hurt your sight.
Use the medicine as soon as possible, but skip the dose you missed if your next dose is almost due. Don't take both doses together.
Brinzolamide ophthalmic shouldn't be dangerous even if you take too much of it. Get help from a doctor right away.
Most people get blurry vision and a bitter taste in their mouths. People can sometimes feel more general effects, like shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, or heart palpitations.
If your vision is blurry or changes for a while, don't drive until you can see it again.
Azopt Eye Drop is a safe medication but can interact with other drugs and diseases to show some adverse effects. You must consult your doctor before using the eye drops.
Certain drugs which interact with the eye drops are:
- Bismuth subsalicylate
- Choline salicylate
- Magnesium salicylate
Some diseases can interact with these eye drops:
- Hematologic toxicity
- Hypersensitivity reactions
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to Brinzolamide or have any other allergies before using it. This product may have inactive ingredients that can lead to allergic reactions or other problems. Consult your pharmacist if you want to know more.
Before taking this medicine, you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist about your health history, especially if you have had other eye problems, kidney problems, or liver disease.
If you get an eye infection, hurt your eye, or need eye surgery, talk to your doctor about whether you should keep using the Brinzolamide you already have. You might be told to switch to a new bottle.
After you use this drug, your vision may be temporarily blurry or shaky. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything else that needs clear vision until you know you can do it safely.
Store the eye drops away from sunlight and in a cool and dry place.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Azopt eye drops used for?
Azopt is a prescription brand-name drug. It's FDA-approved to treat high eye pressure in adults with Ocular Hypertension (high blood pressure in the eye) or open-angle glaucoma, the most common type of glaucoma (an eye disease usually caused by increased pressure inside the eye).
How long does Azopt take to work?
Brinzolamide may take between 1 to 4 weeks to work fully.
It works by stopping your eye from making as much fluid. This makes your eye pressure go down. If you take it for Glaucoma, it helps keep your condition from getting worse.
Should Azopt be refrigerated?
Keep the medicine in a sealed container at room temperature, away from direct light, heat, and moisture. Don't let it get cold. You could also store the medicine in the fridge. Also, keep the bottle standing up when you're not using it.