Compare Azopt vs. Simbrinza

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Azopt
(brinzolamide)

Simbrinza
(brinzolamide / brimonidine)

lowers eye pressure An effective control of high pressure within the eye when used alone or with other eye medications. Lowering eye pressure back to normal can prevent the onset of glaucoma.lowers eye pressure Simbrinza ia an effective two medicine combination that is used when one medication alone is not effective, and you are looking for ease of using both medications in one drop.
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Side effects
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How it works
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Decreases the production of fluids within the eyeSimbrinza decreases the production of fluids within the eye, and increases the flow of fluids out of the eye.
Type of medication
AzoptSimbrinza
Available as
AzoptSimbrinza
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
AzoptSimbrinza
  • Raised Intraocular Pressure
  • Ocular Hypertension Open Angle Glaucoma
Risk factors for serious side effects
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      Pregnancy

      Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      Upsides and benefits
      AzoptSimbrinza
      • May be used with other eye drops to control high pressure within the eye
      • Simbrinza may be more effective because it contains two medications
      • It is easier to take two medications in one drop.
      Downsides and risks
      AzoptSimbrinza
      • May cause carbonated beverages to taste metallic
      • You must wait 5 minutes before using another eye drop
      • remove contact lenses and leave out for 15 minutes after using the the eyedrop
      • Not used in children under 2 years of age
      • Simbrinza may cause carbonated beverages to taste metallic..
      • You must wait 5 minutes before using another eye drop
      • Remove contact lenses and leave out for 15 minutes after using the the eyedrop
      • Not used in children under 2 years of age
      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      AzoptSimbrinza
      • Wash hands before putting drops in eyes.
      • Do not touch the dropper tip to your eye or hands.
      • If you wear contacts remove them and wait 15 minutes, after putting the drop in eye, to replace them.
      • After instilling drops in the eye, press one finger to the inner corner of eye, by the nose, and press lightly for 1 minute.
      • Wash hands before putting drops in eyes.
      • Do not touch the dropper tip to your eye or hands.
      • If you wear contacts remove them and wait 15 minutes, after putting the drop in eye, to replace them.
      • After instilling drops in the eye, press one finger to the inner corner of eye, by the nose, and press lightly for 1 minute.
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