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Sulfonamide Reactions

Advise patients that if serious or unusual ocular or systemic reactions or signs of hypersensitivity occur, they should discontinue the use of the product and consult their physician.

Temporary Blurred Vision

Vision may be temporarily blurred following dosing with AZOPT (brinzolamide ophthalmic suspension) 1%. Advise patients to exercise care in operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle.

Avoiding Contamination Of The Product

Instruct patients to avoid allowing the tip of the dispensing container to contact the eye or surrounding structures or other surfaces, since the product can become contaminated by common bacteria known to cause ocular infections. Serious damage to the eye and subsequent loss of vision may result from using contaminated solutions.

Intercurrent Ocular Conditions

Advise patients that if they have ocular surgery or develop an intercurrent ocular condition (e.g., trauma or infection), they should immediately seek their physician's advice concerning the continued use of the present multidose container.

Concomitant Topical Ocular Therapy

If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least ten minutes apart.

Contact Lens Wear

The preservative in AZOPT (brinzolamide ophthalmic suspension) 1%, benzalkonium chloride, may be absorbed by soft contact lenses. Contact lenses should be removed during instillation of AZOPT (brinzolamide ophthalmic suspension) 1%, but may be reinserted 15 minutes after instillation.

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/23/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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