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Azopt Drops (Brinzolamide)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Azopt Drops1 %/5 ml

Generic Equivalent of Azopt Drops

No generic equivalents of Azopt Drops found.

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Is A Prescription Required to Have Azopt Drops?

A Prescription is required to purchase Azopt Drops from our verified online Canada drugstore.

What Is Azopt Drops Used For?

Azopt Drops are prescribed for the treatment of high pressure in the eyes (also known as ocular hypertension) in adults. It is also used for treating open angle glaucoma.

How Does Azopt Drops Work?

The eye contains a clear watery liquid which is continuously drained out of the eye and replaced by new fluid. In glaucoma or ocular hypertension, the liquid is not able to drain quickly out of the eye, causing pressure to build up in the eye. Azopt Drops (Brinzolamide Ophthalmic Suspension) belong to the class of carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It acts by reducing the production of liquid within the eye, thus lowering the pressure in the eye.

How Azopt Are Drops Supplied and Stored?

Azopt Drops are manufactured by Alcon Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. and is available as 1% ophthalmic suspension in a 5 mL plastic bottle. The medication should be stored at a temperature of 4°C to 30°C. The container should be tightly closed when not using. It should be kept out of sight and reach of children.

What Is the Cost of Azopt Drops?

Our verified Canadawide pharmacy is pleased to offer you the Azopt Drops Drops 1%/5mL at an unbeatable price of $111 for a supply of 3 eye drops, which is $37 per unit. The average retail price for 1%/10 ml Azopt drops is $292.09. Save on your glaucoma prescription orders.

How Do You Use Azopt Drops?

Azopt Drops should be applied exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The usual adult dose is 1 drop in the eye twice daily for 4 weeks. If you are using other eye drops, wait for at least 10 minutes between putting in Azopt Drops and other eye drops.

What Should You Avoid While Using Azopt Drops?

Azopt Drops contains a preservative called benzalkonium chloride which can stain soft contact lenses. Do not use Azopt Drops while wearing contact lenses. Remove the lenses before applying Azopt Drops and wait for at least 15 minutes after using the drops before putting the contact lenses in. Azopt Drops eye drops can make your vision blurred for a short period of time. Do not drive or operate machinery after using these drops until your vision is clear.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Azopt Drops?

Azopt Drops can cause side effects on the eyes such as blurred vision, discomfort in the eyes, dryness, pain, redness in the eyes, swelling, a feeling that something is in the eye, abnormal or reduced vision, itching of the eyelids, crusty eyelids, discharge, increased tearing, a sticky feeling in the eyes, damage to the surface of the eye, double vision, sensitivity to light, flashes to light. Other side effects in the body include headache, bad taste in the mouth, allergy, fatigue, dry mouth, indigestion, nausea, tingling sensation, dizziness, depression, cough, difficulty in breathing, hair loss, itchy or runny nose, soreness and irritation in throat, red or itchy skin, skin rashes and hives, irregular heart rate, stomach upset, diarrhea, lack of energy, irritability, memory loss, drowsiness or insomnia, nasal congestion, dry nose, loss of appetite, numbness, joint pain, lowered blood pressure. These are not all the side effects that can occur with Azopt Drops eye drops. If you experience any unexpected effect, immediately contact your health care provider.

When Should You Not Take Azopt Drops?

Do not use Azopt Drops eye drops if you:
  • Are allergic to brinzolamide or any other ingredients in Azopt Drops
  • Are allergic to group of medicines known as sulfonamides (used for treatment of infections and diabetes)
  • Have severe kidney problems
  • Have too much acidity in your blood(a condition called hyperchloremic acidosis)
Azopt Drops should not be used by children who are under 18 years of age, Before you start using Azopt Drops, be sure to tell your doctor if you:
  • Have liver or kidney problems
  • Have dry eyes or problems with the surface of your eyes (called as cornea)
  • Have type of glaucoma known as acute angle-closure glaucoma
  • Are using other carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
  • Are pregnant or planning a pregnancy
  • Are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed

What Medicines Can Interact With Azopt Drops?

It is important to tell your health care professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs. Medicines which interact with Azopt Drops include:
  • Other carbonic anhydrase inhibitors such as Dorzolamide, Acetazolamide
  • Antivirals such as ritonavir
  • Antifungals such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, clotrimazole
  • Antibiotics such as troleandomycin
  • Salicylates such as acetylsalicylic acid

Where Can I Buy Azopt Drops Online?

If prescribed by your health care professional, Azopt Drops can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Azopt Drops Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 604-581-4000 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. https://www.ask.novartispharma.ca/download.htm?res=Azopt scrip_e.pdf&resTitleId=1245
2. https://www.ask.novartispharma.ca/download.htm?res=azarga_scrip_e.pdf&resTitleId=1310
3. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2006/020816s009lbl.pdf
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