• Eye drops
  • Raised intraocular pressure
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lowers eye pressure

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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.

  • May be used with other eye drops to control high pressure within the eye
  • 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

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Side effects for Azopt (Brinzolamide)

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These are side effects of Azopt (Brinzolamide) reported to the FDA by people taking it, and by doctors and pharmacists.

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What to expect when you start Azopt (Brinzolamide)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • 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.

Tips from pharmacists and people taking Azopt (Brinzolamide)

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The FDA category for this medication is C. It is advised that you: Weigh risks vs. benefits