About Azopt

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About Azopt

Brinzolamide is used to reduce intraocular pressure in ocular conditions such as open-angle glaucoma and other conditions associated with intraocular pressure elevation.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Reduce intraocular pressure in diseases with intraocular pressure increase
  • Lower the intraocular pressure in the case of a cataract

This is how Brinzolamide works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of brinzolamide.
Please also read the information on the drug groups to which the active ingredient brinzolamide belongs.

Application of the active substance brinzolamide

Brinzolamide is used to reduce intraocular pressure in ocular conditions such as open-angle glaucoma and other conditions associated with intraocular pressure elevation.

For the following application areas of Brinzolamid , in-depth information is available:

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mode of action of brinzolamide

Brinzolamide inhibits (as carbonic anhydrase inhibitor) the protein carbonic anhydrase. This is an enzyme involved in the production of aqueous humor in the eye. If too much aqueous humor is produced, the intraocular pressure increases. In the worst case, this leads to blindness. Brinzolamide counteracts this by causing a reduction in aqueous humor production through carbonic anhydrase inhibition. As the amount of aqueous humor decreases, the intraocular pressure also decreases. This relieves the optic nerve and slows or stops the process of blindness.

Potential Azopt side effects may include:

Effect
Percentage
22%
13%

Azopt used to treat the following diseases:

Disease
Percentage
74%
  1. Debra G. Lorenz says:
    4.0 rating

    Azopt for Glaucoma

    Have no side effect

  2. Howard V. Tyson says:
    2.5 rating

    Azopt for Iop increase

    no noticeable side effects, but full effectiveness.

  3. Vivian J. Cooper says:
    3.0 rating

    Azopt for Glaucoma

    Was the first 2 weeks very tired after that I was always better, now and then have a bad day until now but not so that I have to take pills. but have also increased 10 kg.und only after a year have been adjusted to decrease successes. Azopt has caused no side effects with me.

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  4. Paula D. Mitchell says:
    3.5 rating

    Azopt for Glaucoma

    After the Trusopt who had taken in before made me rather tired and sad, I was very happy to be cheered up by the Azopt at the beginning. However, after a few days, this changed into rapid heartbeat and tremors. After a few months I was regularly shivering at night, so I have to change the medication now. Smaller skin irritations were alleviated by creaming.

    Side effects: Palpitations
  5. Margret J. Harmer says:
    4.0 rating

    Azopt for Glaucoma

    The eye pressure was lowered well. I did not consciously read the leaflet, until today. 1. very dry itchy eyes 2. irritation of the mucous membranes, mouth, throat, nose, scratching in the neck 3. gaining weight (since I continue my diet it was inexplicable for me) 4.Bitter taste in the mouth, excess 5. tachycardia at night 6. Massive sleep disorders

  6. Ian E. Verde says:
    3.0 rating

    Azopt for Glaucoma

    Azopt reliably reduces my eye pressure from about 23 to about 15 (units). Side effects see keywords + apply twice a day and annoying white residues (such as sleeping, if you let it dry) on the eyelids and in the corner .. are other disadvantages

    Side effects: Nose effluent
  7. Genevieve E. Valdez says:
    3.5 rating

    Azopt for Glaucoma

    I, female, 69 years, have been taking the remedy for about 10 years. – About 2 years ago started with me severe skin problems, a reliable diagnosis was and does not exist. One tapped a kind of psoriasis. – About 6 weeks ago, my eye problems became so severe (red eyelids, foreign body sensation in my eyes as if I had a barley grain, I did not want to drip with Azopt anymore). After consultation with my ophthalmologist Azopt was discontinued immediately. – Now after these 6 weeks I have the feeling, after I had once again a very strong push of my skin problems, with itching, etc., that the skin problems get better, it slowly fades away. Also, the morning nose run has disappeared.

    Side effects: Nose effluent
  8. Gloria E. Carpenter says:
    4.0 rating

    Azopt for Glaucoma

    Eye irritation, eyelid irritation, palpitations, asthma, difficulty breathing, depression, loss of taste, coughing, upset stomach, nosebleeds, runny nose, sneezing, itching all over, frequent urination, swelling of the legs, chest pain, weight gain, because of constant hunger on the leaflet is: Effects on the eye: Increased intraocular pressure, damage to the optic nerve !!! Because of the increased intraocular pressure I was prescribed the remedy !!!

  9. Donald L. Horton says:
    4.5 rating

    Azopt for Glaucoma

    Azopt was prescribed to me because of an acute glaucoma attack. It works quite well, noticeably reduces eye pressure. Since I am an asthmatic, I can not apply a few drops. Azopt seems an exception here. But other side effects were / are very severe with me: headache, kidney pain, high blood pressure, dizziness and blurred vision. Although these NW disappear after a few hours, but until then you curse quite nice.

    Side effects: Dizziness; Headache
  10. Robert K. Dabrowski says:
    2.5 rating

    Azopt for Iop increase

    After application, increasingly dizziness. Only after hours of decreasing side effect. Fatigue.

    Side effects: Dizziness
  11. Robert M. Killough says:
    2.0 rating

    Azopt for Iop increase

    After application, dizziness increasingly. Improvement only after hours.

    Side effects: Dizziness
  12. Kenisha J. Williams says:
    3.0 rating

    The eyes burn after the drop and are permanently red. The emulsion is very difficult to squeeze out of the dropper bottle as the bottle is very hard and the emulsion is viscous! A person with limited mobility of the hands has difficulty dripping alone.

    Side effects: Eye redness
  13. Bernice B. Fuller says:
    3.0 rating

    Azopt for Glaucoma

    After finding a high intraocular pressure as the first drug, the Azopt eye drops were prescribed. The drops should first be shaken in the bottle (suspension), and they are not clear, but rather milky – and so they feel on / in the eye too! Blurred vision, burning and itching, very red eyes. No improvement in the values, the intraocular pressure was still (almost) the same. In addition, my blood pressure rose. After discontinuing the Azopt drops and switching to another drug (Cosopt) quickly returned to normal blood pressure, and the intraocular pressure was noticeably less after a short time.

    Side effects: Eye redness
  14. Eddie M. Ealy says:
    3.0 rating

    Azopt for Glaucoma

    I have been taking Xalatan eye drops for 3 years. The intraocular pressure was lowered, I did not notice any side effects. In order to lower the internal pressure even further on the right eye, the ophthalmologist has also prescribed Azopt for me. However, after 5 days I had to stop taking Azopt because of the following side effects: headache, nausea, rapid heartbeat, increased blood pressure, furry feeling in the mouth, lumps on the tip of my tongue. An additional reduction of the intraocular pressure could not be measured. Because of its sticky consistency, the intake was very unpleasant. The application is now 10 weeks back. From the o. G. Side effects I have increased blood pressure and lumps on the tongue tip today. I can not recommend using Azopt in conjunction with Xalatan!

    Side effects: Palpitations; Headache
  15. Frances B. Reaves says:
    2.0 rating

    Azopt for Glaucoma

    I only used Azopt for 2 days as my blood pressure went very high. At night he had 160/90 headaches, restlessness, eye pressure,

    Side effects: Headache
  16. Joanne J. Chichester says:
    3.5 rating

    Azopt for Glaucoma

    No irritation to the eye, slight blurred vision for about 5 minutes, about 1 hour after instillation start headaches, mainly in the forehead and upper head area, they last all day. Lowering pressure very well!

    Side effects: Headache