Azopt 1%Eye Suspension/Drops
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Azopt Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
Open-angle glaucoma is caused by a blockage in the eye’s drainage canals. These clogged canals cause eye pressure to increase inside the eye. Over time, this damages the optic nerve. The disease first manifests as a loss of peripheral vision and is therefore hard to detect.
Open-angle glaucoma develops over time, usually without symptoms. If left untreated, this condition can lead to blindness. Often, by the time a patient feels something is wrong with their vision, the disease is quite advanced. Regular eye exams and treatment can help to preserve vision.
This condition manifests as elevated pressure inside the eye. If untreated, it can lead to glaucoma and blindness.
Azopt Active Ingredient
Generic Azopt Alternative: Azopt
Azopt contains the active ingredient brinzolamide, which belongs to a class of drugs known as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It helps to decrease the amount of fluid within the eye, which reduces internal pressure.
General Drug Information
What is Azopt and What Is It Used For?
Azopt is prescribed to treat high pressure inside the eye, caused by open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Lowering high pressure inside the eye helps prevent blindness.
Usage and Application
Most patients are prescribed Azopt three times per day. Patients should use this medication exactly as prescribed by their doctor. It is important to apply Azopt at the same time each day and to use it regularly to receive the greatest benefit from it.
When you order Azopt online be sure to expect the bottle for any damage or cracks. Do not use if the bottle was damaged.
Patients should shake the bottle well before using. Before applying the eye drops, wash hands well. Make sure the dropper tip does not touch the eye, or any other surface, during application. This can lead to contamination.
Patients wearing contact lenses need to remove them first, as the lenses may absorb the preservative in this medication. After each application, wait at least 15 minutes before putting contact lenses back in.
To apply Azopt, tilt your head back, look upward and pull the lower eyelid down (forming a pouch). Holding the dropper directly over the eye, place the drop into this pouch. Look downward and close your eyes for a minute or two.
Be sure to place one finger at the corner of the eye, near the nose, and apply gentle pressure to prevent the medication from draining out. It is important not to blink or rub the eye.
Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use.
Patients using other eye medications should wait at least ten minutes before applying them. To be absorbed properly, eye drops should always be applied before ointments.
Patients should continue using this medication even if they feel well. Most people with glaucoma or high pressure in the eye do not experience negative symptoms.
Considerations Before Taking Azopt
Before starting treatment, patients should tell their doctor if they have any allergies to the drug or its active ingredient. If you shop for Azopt online note that you may encounter the drug under its generic name Azopt.
It is important to discuss a patient’s medical history, especially regarding other eye problems, kidney disease, or liver disease.
Patients who undergo eye surgery – or who develop an eye infection or injury – need to discuss the continued use of Azopt with their doctor. In such cases, patients may be advised to start a new bottle of the medication.
Azopt may cause temporary blurred vision. Patients with this side effect should not perform activities that require clear vision (like driving or using machinery) until the problem disappears and such activities can be performed safely.
Pregnant women need to discuss the risks and benefits of Azopt with their doctor, and should only use it when clearly needed. It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk. Breastfeeding mothers need to consult their doctor before using this medication.
Delayed and Omitted Doses
Patients who miss a dose of Azopt should take it as soon as they remember. If this happens near the time for the next dose, patients should skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double up on the dose in order to catch up.
Other Medications and Azopt
Drug interactions may change the way Azopt works and can increase the risk of side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the full list of medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor. Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.
Some drugs may interact negatively with Azopt. For example, high doses of aspirin or other similar salicylate (e.g. Myoflex) medication.
Patients should continue taking low doses of aspirin – 81 to 325 milligrams per day – if they have been prescribed for specific medical reasons, like heart attack prevention or stroke. Patients should ask their doctor for more details.
This document does not contain a full list of all possible interactions. Please consult with your physician before buying Azopt.
Many patients are able to take Azopt safely without serious side effects.
Common side effects include headache, temporary blurred vision, eye redness or itching, and a feeling of discomfort (as if there is something inside the eye). Some patients may experience dry eyes, eye discharge, or bitter taste in the mouth. Patients should alert their physician should these effects persist or worsen.
Rare but serious side effects can include: pain or swelling of the eye/eyelid, stomach pain, back pain, nausea, and/or vomiting. Patients should also monitor for chest pain, unusual tiredness, yellowing eyes and/or skin, and easy bruising or bleeding.
It is also important to be alert for symptoms like fever, chills, and persistent sore throat – all signs of infection. Patients should seek immediate medical help if they experience any of these symptoms.
Serious allergic reactions to Azopt are rare, yet patients should be aware of allergic symptoms such as rash, itching, and swelling (especially of the face, tongue, and throat), severe dizziness, and trouble breathing. Patients should seek immediate medical assistance in the event of such symptoms.
This is not a complete list of side effects.
How to Store Azopt
Azopt should be stored between 39 - 86F (4 - 30C), away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly and should not be poured into drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.
Although Azopt coupons are available with other online pharmacies, customers will find that UDS prices are often much lower.
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