Drug ID: 2d00000059
Drug Name: Brinzolamide
Generic Names: Azopt
Category: Miscellaneous Ophthalmics
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Recommended Dose: The recommended dose is 1 drop (1% solution) into the affected eye(s) three times daily.
Recommended In: This medication is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, prescribed for increased eye pressure (glaucoma) condition. It decreases pressure inside the eye by reducing the amount of fluid in the eye.
Directions For Use: It comes as eye drops, to instill over the affected eye.
Storage: Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
Dosage Forms: Eye Drops
Side Effects: Most Common- Blurred vision, headache and sour or bitter taste.
Eye- Eye discharge, tears, dryness of the eye and foreign body sensation.
In Case of Overdose: Although no human data are available, electrolyte imbalance, development of an acidotic state, and possible nervous system effects may occur following oral administration of an overdose. Serum electrolyte levels (particularly potassium) and blood pH levels should be monitored.
Avoid If: Do not wipe or rinse it off the eyes with water after using this eye drops.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, any allergies, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Patient may develop with eye infection, if it so consult with your doctor.
Wear contact lenses, 15 minutes after the use of this medication.
It may cause blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while using this medication.
Drug Interaction: Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: oral carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (e.g., acetazolamide, methazolamide), high doses of aspirin or related salicylates (e.g., high doses used for arthritis).
Low-dose aspirin, as prescribed by your doctor for specific medical reasons such as heart attack or stroke prevention (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams per day), should be continued. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.