Brinzolamide (Into the eye)
Antiglaucoma (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Brinzolamide ophthalmic (eye) drops is used to treat increased pressure in the eye caused by open-angle glaucoma or a condition called ocular hypertension. Both eye conditions are caused by high pressure in your eye and can lead to pain from pressure in your eye and then can eventually harm your vision. This medicine can help you keep your sight by reducing the pressure in your eye and stopping eye pain.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
This medicine is not for long-term use.
Shake the eye drops well just before each use.
Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket.
To use the eye drops: Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute. Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything, including your eye. Put the cap on the bottle right away. Keep the bottle upright when you are not using it.
Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. You may keep the medicine in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Some medicines can affect how brinzolamide works. Tell your doctor if you are taking other medicine to treat glaucoma.
Wait at least 10 minutes after you use this medicine before you use any other eye medicine.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to brinzolamide.
This medicine may cause you to have blurred vision for a short time. Do not drive or do anything that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.
If you hurt your eye, develop an eye infection, or need to have eye surgery, talk with your doctor right away. You may need to change your medicine or stop using it.
Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
Summary More details
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Blurred vision or changes in vision
Red, itchy, or swollen eyelids or eyes, or eye pain
Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Bitter, sour, or unusual taste in your mouth
Feeling that something is in your eye
Irritation or dryness of the skin around your eyes
Watering or dry eyes
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
More side effects of this drug
Brand names include
Azopt, Azopt 1%
There may be other brand names for this medicine.