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General Information on Brinzolamide

Generic Name : Brinzolamide

Pronunciation : brin-ZOE-lah-mide

Latest prescription information about Brinzolamide. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Ophthalmics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Brinzolamide

International- Azopt.

Why is Brinzolamide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, prescribed for increased eye pressure (glaucoma) condition.  It decreases pressure inside the eye by reducing the amount of fluid in the eye.

When should Brinzolamide not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Brinzolamide?

Ophthalmic- The recommended dose is 1 drop (1% solution) into the affected eye(s) three times daily.

How should Brinzolamide be taken?

It comes as eye drops, to instill over the affected eye.

What are the warnings and precautions for Brinzolamide?

Do not wipe or rinse it off the eyes with water after using this eye drops.

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, any allergies, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Patient may develop with eye infection, if it so consult with your doctor.

Wear contact lenses, 15 minutes after the use of this medication.

What are the side effects of Brinzolamide?

  Most Common: Blurred vision, headache and sour or bitter taste.
  Eye: Eye discharge, tears, dryness of the eye and foreign body sensation.

What are the other precautions for Brinzolamide?

It may cause blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while using this medication.

What are the storage conditions for Brinzolamide?

Store it at room temperature (25C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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