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    Brand Name:Azopt
    Generic:Brinzolamide Hydrochloride
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1998-04-01 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
This drug is available in the following forms:
Opthalmic Suspensions/Drops
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:

About Azopt

Azopt is used to treat increased pressure in the eye.

Precautions for 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.
  • Azopt can be absorbed by soft contact lenses. Lenses should be removed before using Azopt and may be replaced in the eyes 15 minutes after using Azopt.
  • If you have serious kidney problems, Azopt may not be right for you.

Side Effects of Azopt

  • blurred vision (see general precautions)
  • bitter, sour, or unusual taste
  • discomfort or eye pain
  • foreign body sensation in the eye
  • redness of the eye
  • dry eye
  • headache
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Recent Forum Posts on Azopt

No Subject

I have glaucoma and have been using eyedrops for over a year- just a few weeks ago my dr added Azopt to my daily eye care- twice daily. Just today I asked my pharmacist about the bitter nasty taste I have in the back of my throat. What is the cause and what can be done about it?


I have used the suggestion of other users applying the index finger to the corner of each eye for about five minutes. The drops do not enter the throat or enter the system. I feel this method has proven to help me greatly.

Azopt and erection

I 40, and never had problem with erection, after I used azopt I get an erection, but is not too hard and I can not mantain this much more, there are any one the have this side effects too??

narrow angle glaucoma

I have narrow angle gglauma and was adminted to the hopital for an unrelated C Diff problem. While thee the in hospital pharmacy gave me Trusopt inplace of Azopt. Is this acceptable practice? Should I try the subtitute?
I do have bad taste in the back of my mouth

lowering intraocular pressure

I have narrow angle glaucoma. I recently began Azopt. I also take Xalatan in the evening. The Axopt morning and night. A recent pressure in the right eye was 22. The left 12. How much is the Azopt likely to lower the pressure and will this prevent optic nerve atrophy(of which I have some though not noticeable in my vision)? Thanks Robert Petersen

No Subject

using azopt I have problems with my skin.
But I am diabetic.
Is it possible that azopt can have a sinergic effect with anti- diabetic therapy ?

eye drops

I have early glaucome and over the past 18 months have been presecribed 6 different types of eye drops. All of them, I am sorry to say, have caused serious side effects. The last but one, Lumigan, caused sever sweling in my legs, ankles and feet (gout-like symptoms but tests show I don't have gout) after a week. It took five weeks for the swelling to go down and then I was prescribed Azopt. I now have extreme pain in my right leg, in the buttock, particularly in the knee and also in the ankle making walking extremely painful.Before I started using eye drops I had no problems.I am 73. Please offer sosme advice.

heart safety

I have serious congested heart failer and trouble if I ingest any sodium. Is it safe for me to take azopt?

No Subject

Doess Azopt cause slow heart rate. Mine use to be actually faster than it should and know I notice it slower than it use to be especially at night


my son is 8 years old and has just been prescribed azopt eye drops for swelling in the back of the eye, he has retinitis pigmentosa. having collected the drops from the pharmacist i read in the leaflet that it should not be used in patients under 18. should my 8 year old been using them?

No Subject

I have encountered very dry mouth, bad taste in mouth and thick saliva.

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