Brand Names : Azopt
Proper Use of This Medicine
should be shaken before each use.
To use: First, wash your hands. Tilt the head back and, pressing your finger
gently on the skin just beneath the lower eyelid, pull the lower eyelid away
from the eye to make a space. Drop the medicine into this space. Let go of
the eyelid and gently close the eyes. Do not blink. Keep the eyes closed and
apply pressure to the inner corner of the eye with your finger for 1 or 2
minutes to allow the medicine to be absorbed by the eye. Immediately after
using the eye drops, wash your hands to remove any medicine that may be on
them. To keep the medicine as germ-free as possible, do not touch the applicator
tip to any surface (including the eye). Also, keep the container tightly closed.
Use this medicine only as directed by your doctor.
Do not use more of it and do not use it more often than your doctor
ordered. To do so may increase the chance of too much medicine being absorbed
into the body and the chance of side effects.
If your doctor ordered two different eye drops to be used together, wait
at least 10 minutes between the times you apply the medicines. This will help
to keep the second medicine from “washing out” the first one.
Dosing - The dose of ophthalmic brinzolamide will be
different for different patients. Follow your doctor's
orders or the directions on the label
. The following information includes
only the average doses of brinzolamide. If your dose
is different, do not change it
unless your doctor tells you to do so.
dosage form (eye drops):
For glaucoma or hypertension of the eye:
Adults - Use 1 drop in the eye three times a day.
Children - Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Missed dose - If you miss a dose of this medicine, use it as
soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip
the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Keep the medicine from freezing.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.