Azopt Eyedrops (Brinzolamide)

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Brinzolamide (Generic alternate to Azopt Eyedrops) Generic

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Azopt eye drops are used to decrease elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in adults with ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma. Azopt eye drops contain an active ingredient called brinzolamide. Azopt belongs to a class of drugs called Antiglaucoma, Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors. It works by decreasing the amount of fluid within the eye.

Uses and Dosage

To apply Azopt eye drops, wash your hands first and avoid touching the dropper tip or allowing it to touch your eye or any other surface to avoid contamination. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using the eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes after each dose before putting your lenses back in. To instill the eye drops, tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to create a pouch.

  1. Hold the dropper directly over your eye and place one drop into the pouch.
  2. Look downward and gently close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes, and place one finger at the corner of your eye (near the nose) and apply gentle pressure to prevent the medication from draining out.
  3. Be careful not to blink or rub your eye.
  4. Repeat these steps with your other eye if directed by your healthcare provider.

The recommended dose for Azopt eye drops is one drop in the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) twice daily.

Side effect

Common Side Effects of Azopt Eyedrops (Brinzolamide):

  • Blurred vision
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing
  • Debris build-up
  • Diplopia (seeing in doubles)
  • Discharge
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Skin rash
  • Sore eyes
  • Wheezing

Serious Side Effects of Azopt Eyedrops (Brinzolamide):

  • Alopecia
  • Body aches
  • Bruises that occurred too easily or appear without a clear explanation
  • Changing voice
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Congestion
  • Dark urine
  • Dry eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Irritation
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • Nausea that does not go away
  • Pain and swelling in the eye or eyelid
  • Rhinitis
  • Signs of an infection
  • Stinging in the eyes
  • Stomach or lower back pain
  • Unusual taste
  • Upset stomach
  • Signs of an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, rash, swelling of the throat)

Form and strength

Azopt Eyedrops (Brinzolamide) is available in the following forms and strength:

Azopt Eyedrops: Eye drops

  • 1%


  • Patients who are allergic to brinzolamide or any other ingredient in the medication should avoid using it.
  • Use caution when administering the medication to individuals with kidney problems or electrolyte imbalances.
  • Azopt is not recommended for use in children as its safety and effectiveness have not been established.
  • Contact lenses should be removed before instilling Azopt droplets, as the preservative in the product may be absorbed by contact lenses.
  • Azopt eye drops may cause blurred vision or other visual disturbances, which may affect the ability to operate machinery or perform other tasks that require clear vision.
  • Use Azopt with caution if you have liver disease, because the medication is eliminated from the body through the liver. Talk to your healthcare provider about any concerns or medical issues you may have before starting to use Azopt eye drops.
  • You should inform your healthcare provider about all medications, supplements, or herbal remedies you are taking before starting to use Azopt, as some drugs may interact with brinzolamide.
  • Use caution when administering Azopt to individuals with severe respiratory or pulmonary disease, as it may exacerbate their symptoms.
  • Azopt may cause sulfonamide allergy or hypersensitivity in some individuals, so it should be used with caution in patients with a known or suspected sulfonamide allergy.
  • Azopt can cause rare but serious skin reactions, such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, which may be life-threatening, and patients should be advised to contact their healthcare provider immediately if they experience any skin rashes or other unusual symptoms. Discuss any concerns or medical conditions with your healthcare provider before starting to use Azopt eyedrops.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do Azopt eyedrops work?

Azopt eyedrops contain brinzolamide, which is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor that works by decreasing the amount of fluid within the eye.

Can Azopt eye drops be used by everyone?

Patients who are allergic to Azopt eyedrops or other medicines containing brinzolamide should not use this medication. It is not known if Azopt is safe and effective for children.

What should I do if I experience any side effects while using Azopt eyedrops?

If you experience any side effects while using Azopt eyedrops, contact your healthcare provider for advice.


It's important to purchase Azopt Eyedrops from verified Canadian pharmacy.

Additional information

Generic name:



Eye drops



Quantities Available:

5mL, 15mL, 20mL


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