click here for details           Azopt  (U.S.N.L.M.)
Dosing 1 drop tid
Chem Specs brinzolamide 1%
Quantities 2.5, 5, 10, 15ml
Cost 300.00 / 5ml
Class carbonic anhydrase inhibitor
Action Inhibition of carbonic anhydrase II in the ciliary processes presumably slows the
formation of bicarbonate with subsequent reduction in sodium and fluid transport.
Usage Indicated for elevated IOP of ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma.
Azopt is a sulfonamide and is absorbed systemically. Fatalities, Stevens-Johnson
syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, fulminant hepatic necrosis, agranulocytosis,
aplastic anemia, and other blood dyscrasias have occurred.
Contraindications Hypersensitivity to sulfonamides or any other product contents.
Pediatric use Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.
Pregnancy Category C
Less sting than dorzolamide 2% (a solution). May be used concomitantly with
other IOP lowering topicals.   0.01% BAK preserved.