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Azoptic

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Indications

Azoptic is an eye drop. It decreases the pressure in the eye by reducing the amount of fluid in it.
Azoptic is indicated primarily to treat open- angle glaucoma or high pressure in the eyes. However, it may also be indicated for other purposes not mentioned here.

Contraindications

Do not use Azoptic if you ever have had an allergic reaction to a sulfa-based drug, which includes trimethoprim or sulfamethoxazole, sulfisoxazole, sulfamethoxazole or sulfacetamide sodium without first talking to your doctor. Azoptic is based on a sulfa drug so you may experience an allergic reaction to it.
Be careful not to contaminate the dropper by touching any surface including the eyes or hands. If contaminated, it may cause infection to your eyes. Azoptic may cause discoloration of contact lenses.
Azoptic is not compatible with kidney or liver disease. Inform your doctor if you have any of these conditions for he may not allow you to take Azoptic or may need to adjust your dosage.
Azoptic belongs to the FDA pregnancy category C, which means that it may or may not be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use Azoptic without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant. It is unknown either if Azoptic passes through breast milk. Inform your doctor before taking Azoptic if you are breastfeeding a baby.

Intake Guidelines

Azoptic should be taken in exactly as instructed by your doctor. If there are things that you do not understand about the instructions refer to your nurse, pharmacist or doctor.
Make sure your hands are clean before using Azoptic. Make sure you wash them well. Shake the container thoroughly before using. If wearing contact lenses, remove them before applying Azoptic.
In applying the eye drops, tilt your head back and pull down your lower lid. Place the dropper above your eye while you are looking up and away from the dropper. Squeeze a drop then close the eye. Gentle pressure should be applied to the inside corner of the eye so as not to drain the liquid down the tear duct.
Do not use if you notice any kind of discoloration or particles in the product.

Dosage

Dosage of Azoptic should be obtained from your doctor. Dosage may vary from person to person with regards to many factors.

Overdose

Overdose symptoms of Azoptic are yet unknown. If overdose is suspected, flush the eye with water and seek immediate medical attention. Seek medical attention also if Azoptic is accidentally ingested.

Missed Dose

Do not miss a dose of Azoptic. If a dose is missed, however, take it as soon as remembered. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one and take the subsequent dose according to schedule. It is important to remember not to take a double dose of Azoptic.

Side Effects

Azoptic may have any of these rare but serious allergic reactions:
- Closing of the throat;
- Difficulty in breathing;
- Hives;
- Swelling of the lips, tongue or face;

If you experience any of these, stop using Azoptic, and seek immediate medical attention.
Other less serious die effects are more likely to occur:
- Blurred vision;
- Burning, stinging, itching, or watering of the eye;
- Change in taste;
- Fatigue;
- Headache;
- Nausea;
- Rashes;
- Sensitivity of the eye to sunlight;

If you experience any of these, continue using Azoptic but inform your doctor immediately.
Other side effects may also occur. Inform your doctor if you experience anything unusual in your body while or after taking Azoptic.

Interactions

Other eye medications may interact with Azoptic. Do not use one without informing your doctor if you are taking Azoptic. Other drugs may also interact with Azoptic. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other drug than Azoptic including over the counter prescriptions such as vitamins, minerals, herbal products and others.

Other Brand Names

In some countries Azoptic may also be known as:
- Azoptic;
- Brinzolamide;

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