Compare Betoptic vs. Azopt

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

Betoptic S
(Betaxolol)

Azopt
(Brinzolamide)

Coming soon.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.
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Have you used Betoptic S (Betaxolol)?
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Side effects
BetopticAzopt

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How it works
BetopticAzopt
Coming soon.Decreases the production of fluids within the eye
Type of medication
BetopticAzopt
Lower-cost generic availableNo lower cost generic available
Available as
BetopticAzopt
  • Pill
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
BetopticAzopt
  • Hypertension
  • Raised Intraocular Pressure
Risk factors for serious side effects
BetopticAzopt
    Coming soon.
      Coming soon.
      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
      BetopticAzopt
      Coming soon
      • May be used with other eye drops to control high pressure within the eye
      Downsides and risks
      BetopticAzopt
      Coming soon
      • 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
      BetopticAzopt
      Coming soon
      • 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.
      Learn more
      More about BetopticSide effectsFDA package insert
      Have you used Betoptic S (Betaxolol)?
      Worth itNot sureNot worth it
      More about AzoptSide effectsAlternativesFDA package insert
      Have you used Azopt (Brinzolamide)?
      Worth itNot sureNot worth it