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Brand Name: Azopt®
Active Ingredient:   brinzolamide hydrochloride
Strength(s): 1%
Dosage Form(s):   Ophthalmic suspension
Availability:         Prescription only
Company Name:    Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
*Date Approved by FDA:   April 1, 1998
*Approval by FDA does not mean that the drug is available for consumers at this time.

What is Azopt used for? Azopt is used to treat increased pressure in the eye.

Special Warnings with Azopt: Azopt is a sulfa drug. Athough it is applied to the eye, it is absorbed by the body. Therefore, it is important to tell your health care provider if you are allergic to sulfa drugs. If you have a reaction to Azopt, stop using the medicine and contact your health care provider.

General Precautions with Azopt: 

  • Your vision may be temporarily blurred after using Azopt. Do not drive a car or operate heavy machinery until you know how you will react to Azopt.
  • If you have serious kidney problems, Azopt may not be right for you.

What are some possible side effects of Azopt? (This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Azopt. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)

  • Blurred vision (see general precautions)
  • Bitter, sour, or unusual taste
  • Discomfort or eye pain
  • Foreign body sensation in the eye
  • Reness of the eye
  • Dry eye
  • Headache

For more detailed information about Azopt, ask your health care provider.    Azopt's Approved Label

Revised: 7/25/00


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source: FDA

last update: December 2004

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