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What is the definition or description of: Azopt allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Azopt allergy?

Azopt allergy: Brinzolamide (Azopt) is a medication used for the treatment of Glaucoma. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. See: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/azopt-side-effects. Html ...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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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

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Who should not use Azopt?

Azopt: "AZOPT® (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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What are the side effects of Azopt?

Azopt: See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/azopt-side-effects. Html

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Is it safe to take azopt while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take azopt while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No: As a generalization most eye drop medications are safe to use in pregnancy.
Consider calling the teratogen hot-line: (800) 532-3749. ...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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What is the differences between brinzolamide and dorzolamide as topical eye drops with timolol for reducing ocular hypertension?

What is the differences between brinzolamide and dorzolamide as topical eye drops with timolol for reducing ocular hypertension?

Same: Brinzolamide and dorzolamide are both carbonic anhydase inhibitors. They lower pressure by stopping the enzyme that helps produce fluid in the eye. They are both sulfa compound derivatives. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

Azopt Allergy (Definition)

Brinzolamide (Azopt) is a medication used for the treatment of Glaucoma. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. See: ...Read more


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Azopt (Definition)

Azopt is an ocular carbonic anhydrase enzyme blocker which is a kind of ...Read more