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Revised: 4/2019

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Azopt ophthalmic Suspension 1%
 Active ingredient:
Brinzolamide
 Dosage form:
white to slightly yellowish white ophthalmic suspension; (plastic bottle) 5mL; (cap) orange
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses production of aqueous humor by inhibiting carbonic anhydrase in order to lower pressure in the eye and avoid visual field loss.
It is usually used to treat glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: kidney problem, liver problem, corneal problem (decrease in corneal endothelial cell counts etc.)
    If you wear contact lenses.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, apply 1 drop at a time, twice a day, however, if the effect is insufficient, you may be instructed to apply 1 drop at a time, three times a day. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Before applying eye drops, wash your hands thoroughly. Shake well before use keeping cap closed. Take care not to touch the dropper tip against the eye when applying.
  • If you are wearing soft contact lenses, take off the lenses and then apply the medicine. Wait more than 15 minutes to wear contact lenses again.
  • After dropping the solution into your eyes, keep your eyes closed for 1 to 5 minutes pressing your inner corner of the eyes lightly. Wipe off any excess liquid with a clean tissue.
  • If you need to use other eye drops at the same time, take more than 10 minutes intervals between medicines.
  • If you miss a dose, apply the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should not apply two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause blurred vision temporarily. Pay attention to driving a car or operating machinery.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include keratitis, red eyes, eye pain, blurred vision, discomfort in eyes, foreign body sensation in eyes, blepharitis, taste perversion (bitter taste in the mouth following instillation), nausea, fatigue and headache. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
No pertinent entries.
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and humidity. Store at room temperature (1 to 30 degrees Celsius) in a storage bag.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Do not use any medicine that has been stored for more than 4 weeks after opening.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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