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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Azopt (Overview)

Azopt is an ocular carbonic anhydrase enzyme blocker which is a kind of antiglaucoma drug (eye-affecting drug).


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Are there any other alternative drugs to substitute for azopt?

Are there any other alternative drugs to substitute for azopt?

Yes: Azopt is an ocular hypotensive agent used to reduce eye pressure. There are other drugs in this class and also several other classes of drugs which can be used for this purpose. In some cases, laser procedures can be preformed so that topical medication is no longer needed. Speak to your eye doctor about alternatives. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
7 doctors shared insights

Azopt (Overview)

Azopt is an ocular carbonic anhydrase enzyme blocker which is a kind of antiglaucoma drug (eye-affecting drug).


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Is it safe to take azopt while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take azopt while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not recommended: Azopt is considered a class c medication in pregnancy meaning animal studies show adverse fetal effects but no controlled human studies have been done. In pregnancy you must weigh the possible fetal risk versus the maternal benefit. In breast-feeding, there is inadequate literature to assess risk therefore caution is advised. You might speak to your doctor about alternatives. ...Read more

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What is Azopt used for?

What is Azopt used for?

Azopt: Azopt is used to treat increased eye pressure (glaucoma / ocular hypertension ...Read more

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Can children use Azopt?

Can children use Azopt?

What for?: It is used for ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma, non of which occurs on childhood except in certain cases, hence it would be warranted and a doctor would prescribe it ...Read more

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Who should not use Azopt?

Azopt: "AZOPTĀ® (brinzolamide ophthalmic suspension) 1% is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any component of this product." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=e9ea2ae7-1b98-4034-9fba-8ce2225e0145 ...Read more

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Are there any other alternative drugs to substitute for azopt?

Yes: Azopt is an ocular hypotensive agent used to reduce eye pressure. There are other drugs in this class and also several other classes of drugs which can be used for this purpose. In some cases, laser procedures can be preformed so that topical medication is no longer needed. Speak to your eye doctor about alternatives. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Brinzolamide (Definition)

Brinzolamide is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more