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Why is this medication prescribed?
Brinzolamide ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma, a condition that increases pressure in the eye and leads to vision loss. Brinzolamide ophthalmic is in a class of drugs called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It decreases the pressure in the eye.
This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How should this medicine be used?
Brinzolamide ophthalmic comes as eyedrops. One drop is usually applied three times a day. Shake the bottle well before each dose. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use brinzolamide ophthalmic exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Brinzolamide ophthalmic controls glaucoma but does not cure it. Continue to use brinzolamide ophthalmic even if you feel well. Do not stop using brinzolamide ophthalmic without talking to your doctor.
To use the eyedrops, follow these instructions:
What special precautions should I follow?
Before using brinzolamide ophthalmic eyedrops,
What should I do if I forget a dose?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double dose to make up for a missed one.
What side effects can this medication cause?
Although side effects from brinzolamide ophthalmic are not common, they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop using brinzolamide ophthalmic and call your doctor immediately:
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.
What other information should I know?
Keep all appointments with your doctor. Your doctor will order certain eye tests to check your response to brinzolamide ophthalmic.
Do not let anyone else use your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT