Brinzolamide reduces the amount of fluid in the eye, which decreases pressure inside the eye.

Brinzolamide ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat certain types of glaucoma and other causes of high pressure inside the eye.

Brinzolamide ophthalmic may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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  • Azopt
  • Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

    Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

    swelling or redness of your eyelids;
    eye redness, discomfort, or sensitivity to light;
    drainage, crusting, or oozing of your eyes or eyelids;
    fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
    pain in your upper stomach, jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes);
    pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding; or
    chest pain.
    Less serious side effects may include:

    blurred vision, double vision, drooping eyelid;
    burning or stinging in your eye;
    bitter or unusual taste in your mouth;
    stomach or back pain;
    dry eyes, feeling that something is in your eye;
    headache; or
    nausea, diarrhea.
  • The recommended dose is one drop of AZOPT (brinzolamide ophthalmic suspension) 1% in the affected eye(s) three times daily. AZOPT (brinzolamide ophthalmic suspension) 1% may be used concomitantly with other topical ophthalmic drug products to lower intraocular pressure. If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least ten (10) minutes apart.