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Azopt Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Azopt (brinzolamide ophthalmic suspension) ophthalmic (for the eye) is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, which reduces the amount of fluid in the eye, used to treat certain types of glaucoma and other causes of high pressure inside the eye. Common side effects of Azopt include:
- temporary blurred vision,
- double vision,
- drooping eyelids,
- bitter/sour/unusual taste in your mouth,
- dry eyes,
- temporary discomfort/itching/redness/burning/stinging of the eye,
- feeling as if something is in your eye,
- eye discharge,
- stomach or back pain,
- nausea, or
Seek immediate medical attention if you have rare but very serious side effects of Azopt including:
- eye or eyelid swelling or pain,
- stomach/side/back pain,
- persistent nausea or vomiting,
- yellowing eyes or skin,
- dark urine,
- easy bruising or bleeding,
- unusual tiredness,
- signs of infection (e.g., fever, chills, persistent sore throat), or
- chest pain.
The recommended dose is one drop of Azopt ophthalmic suspension 1% in the affected eye(s) three times daily. If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least ten (10) minutes apart. Azopt may interact with salicylates such as aspirin, Novasal, Doan's Extra Strength, Salflex, Tricosal, and others. Other drugs may interact with Azopt ophthalmic. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. Azopt should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the potential risk to the infant, consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Azopt (brinzolamide ophthalmic suspension) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Azopt in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
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.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Azopt (Brinzolamide Ophthalmic Suspension)
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Azopt Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Seek immediate medical attention if you have any of these rare but very serious side effects: eye or eyelid swelling/pain, stomach/side/back pain, persistent nausea or vomiting, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual tiredness, signs of infection (e.g., fever, chills, persistent sore throat), chest pain.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Azopt (Brinzolamide Ophthalmic Suspension)
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Azopt FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Clinical Studies Experience
Because clinical studies are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical studies of a drug cannot be directly compared to the rates in the clinical studies of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.
In clinical studies of AZOPT (brinzolamide ophthalmic suspension) 1%, the most frequently reported adverse reactions reported in 5 to 10% of patients were blurred vision and bitter, sour or unusual taste. Adverse reactions occurring in 1 to 5% of patients were blepharitis, dermatitis, dry eye, foreign body sensation, headache, hyperemia, ocular discharge, ocular discomfort, ocular keratitis, ocular pain, ocular pruritus and rhinitis.
The following adverse reactions were reported at an incidence below 1%: allergic reactions, alopecia, chest pain, conjunctivitis, diarrhea, diplopia, dizziness, dry mouth, dyspnea, dyspepsia, eye fatigue, hypertonia, keratoconjunctivitis, keratopathy, kidney pain, lid margin crusting or sticky sensation, nausea, pharyngitis, tearing and urticaria.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Azopt (Brinzolamide Ophthalmic Suspension)
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