Generic Name: brinzolamide, Ophthalmic Suspension

Generic Name:

brinzolamide, Ophthalmic Suspension

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Highlights for brinzolamide

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BRINZOLAMIDE (bryn XOE la mide) is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
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Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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brinzolamide Side Effects

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • changes in vision
  • fever
  • infected, swollen eyes or eyelids

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • bitter taste
  • burning, stinging, or discomfort immediately after using
  • dry eyes
  • increased flow of tears
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brinzolamide May Interact with Other Medications

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  • high doses of salicylates like aspirin, diflunisal, and others

Do not use any other eye products without asking your doctor or health care professional.

Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use brinzolamide

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This medicine is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Shake the suspension well before using. Remove contact lenses. Tilt the head back slightly and pull down the lower lid with the index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye or any other surface. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the pouch. Close the eye gently. Do not blink. Use your doses at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. If you use other eye medicines, they should be used at least 10 minutes before or after this medicine.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • closed-angle glaucoma
  • eye infection or damage
  • kidney or liver disease
  • wear contact lenses
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to brinzolamide, sulfa drugs, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular checks on your progress. Stop using this medicine if your eyes get inflamed, painful, or have a discharge, and see your doctor as soon as you can.

If you wear contact lenses, take them out before using this medicine. Wait 15 minutes before putting them back into your eyes.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 4 and 30 degrees C (39 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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How Much Does brinzolamide Cost?

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Last Updated: March 19, 2009

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