Azopt - it antiglaucoma (reduces eye pressure) means.
Release form and composition
Azopt produced in the form of eye drops based brinzolamide. Drops are sold in plastic bottles Drop Tainer 5 ml dropper-dispenser.
In 1 ml of a 1% ophthalmic suspension contains 10 mg brinzolamide.
- Benzalkonium chloride;
- sodium chloride;
- Purified water;
- Hydrochloric acid and / or sodium hydroxide;
- Disodium edetad;
- Carbomer (974P).
Brinzolamide enters the systemic circulation and is absorbed into erythrocytes. Displayed in the urine.
Azopt according to the instructions indicated for lowering intraocular pressure in ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma.
Step droplets based on the ability of the active drug substance reduces production of intraocular fluid in the ciliary body of the eye, resulting in a reduction in intraocular pressure.
In accordance with the instructions, Azopt prohibited from using in the individual sensitivity to any component of the drug.
Contraindications: severe renal impairment, since the active substance and its metabolites are excreted by the kidneys.
Data on the safety and efficacy in children brinzolamide are not available, so the children did not appoint.
Caution is required if administered to patients with severe liver disease, or narrow-angle glaucoma, as the use of Azopt under these pathologies is not known.
Dosage and Administration
Azopt used 1 drop 2 times a day by instillation into the conjunctival sac of the affected eye.
Before use, the vial should be shaken.
Azopt Drops may cause the following side effects:
- Bitter or sour taste in the mouth, blurred vision;
- Foreign body sensation or dryness of the eye, blepharitis, dermatitis, redness, headaches, mucous discharge from the eyes and nose, itching, pain;
- Conjunctivitis, keratoconjunctivitis, lacrimation, corneal damage, the occurrence of a crust on the edge of the eyelid;
- Shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain, high blood pressure, diarrhea, nausea, dyspepsia, dry mouth, pain in the lower back;
- Rash, sore throat, allergic reactions, alopecia.
In violation of the instructions of the risk of sensitization sulfonamides.
If you accidentally use Azopt inside may develop acidosis, electrolyte imbalance, and the nervous system. In this case, symptomatic treatment and control of the levels of electrolytes and blood pH.
Data on overdose are not available.
The tip of the pipette open vial should not touch any surface, including the eyelids and skin.
Benzalkonium chloride is capable of absorbing contact lenses. Before using the drops lenses should be removed and set back after 15-20 minutes.
Immediately after applying Azopt may temporarily cause blurred vision, so be careful when driving vehicles and working with machinery.
Brinzolamide is not part of other antiglaucoma drugs.
Analogues Azopt mechanism of action are:
Terms and conditions of storage
Closed carefully and should be stored at a temperature of 4-30 ° C. Keep away from children.
Shelf life - 2 years.