Name: Azopt 1%W/V Eye Drops
Manufacturer: Alcon Laboratories
MRP: Rs. 450.00
Unit Price: Rs. 450.00
Package Price: Rs. 450.00 (Qty.: 1)
Package Form: Packet
Medicine Form: Eye Drop
What is Azopt?
Azopt is an anti-glaucoma drug available in form of eye drops. Azopt has the ability to reduce pressure within the eye ball by regulating the amount of intra-ocular fluid present within.
Composition of Azopt:
The active component of Azopt eye drops is Brinzolamide. It is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor and acts via the medium of other components of Azopt which are neutral and do not interfere with the drug’s action.
What is Azopt Used For?
Therapeutic indications of Azopt are mentioned below:
- Intra-ocular hypertension
Side Effects of Azopt:
Azopt eye drops tend to display the following side effects in some patients:
- Itching of eyes
- Increased lachrmation
- Redness of eyes
- Burning in the eyes
Other side effects not mentioned above may also develop after using Azopt eye drops.
Precautions for Azopt Administration:
- Azopt eye drops are meant for use only in case of elevated intra-ocular pressure. They should not be used to treat other eye disorders.
- Azopt eye drops are meant for external use only and must not be consumed orally.
- Azopt eye drops are not meant for use in small children below 15 years of age.
- Patients must stop using Azopt eye drops if they develop an eye infection in between the course of medicine.
- Certain drugs tend to have an interaction with Azopt eye drops which reduces efficacy of both drugs. Therefore, it is important to inform a doctor/ophthalmologist about any other medicine being taken before using Azopt.
Other precautions may also be advised to patients who are using Azopt eye drops. Following these precautions will help to avoid any undesirable effects of the drug.
Other eye drops which resemble Azopt in chemical composition and therapeutic action may be used as a substitute to it. Some such drugs are listed below:
- Brinzoma Eyedrops
- Lupibrin Eyedrops
They may be used as an alternative to Azopt only if an Ophthalmologist has prescribed them.
- What should be done in case of an allergic response to Azopt?
If patients develop an allergic response to Azopt, they should stop using the eye drops immediately and wash their eyes with plenty of cold water. An ophthalmologist should be consulted immediately to change the medicaton. Soothening non medicated eye drops may be used to relax the eyes in the mean while.
- Which eye disorders do not respond to Azopt?
Eye infections, injury or inflammatory response of eye tissue, cataract, squint, lazy eye, do not respond to Azopt. They will require other medical or even surgical therapy in some cases.