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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Side effects
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How it works
BetopticAzopt
Coming soon.Decreases the production of fluids within the eye
Type of medication
BetopticAzopt
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Available as
BetopticAzopt
  • Pill
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for (click to learn more)
BetopticAzopt
  • Hypertension
  • Raised intraocular pressure
Risk factors for serious side effects
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Coming soon.Coming soon.
Pregnancy category
BetopticAzopt
Alcohol
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Food
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Kidneys and liver
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Sex
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Sleep
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Weight
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Upsides and benefits
BetopticAzopt
Coming soon.
  • May be used with other eye drops to control high pressure within the eye
Downsides and risks
BetopticAzopt
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  • 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
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  • 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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