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Uses Brinzolamide is used to treat increased pressure in the eye with or without visual problems (glaucoma or intraocular hypertension). How it works Brinzolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It prevents the build-up of excess fluid in eyeball by slowing the formation of fluid (aqueous humor) within the eye, thereby decreasing eyeball pressure. Dosage
Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage and duration. Apply one drop twice daily; increased to 3 times daily, if necessary. Common side effects Blurred vision, eye irritation, eye pain, eye discharge, dry and itchy eye, foreign body sensation in the eyes, redness of the eye, swelling and pain of the eyelids (blepharitis), distortion of taste sensation (dysgeusia), headache. Who should not take Patients who are allergic to brinzolamide, sulphonamides, sulphonylureas, or any of its ingredients. Patients with severe kidney dysfunction. Patients with hyperchloraemic acidosis (condition where there is increase in acid content of the blood along with increased chloride ions). Further information
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Inform your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems, dry eyes or cornea problems, are taking other sulphonamide medicines. Brinzolamide causes blurring of vision and therefore, may impair the ability to drive or use machines. You must wait until the vision clears before driving or using machines.
Remove contact lenses prior to the application of brinzolamide and wait at least 15 minutes after instillation of the dose before putting lenses back in. If you are using another topical eye medication, instill it 10 minutes before or 10 minutes after you instill brinzolamide eye drops. Women receiving brinzolamide treatment should use effective contraception to avoid pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Brinzolamide is not recommended for use in infants, children and adolescents below 18 years of age. Frequently asked questions Brinzolamide
Q. Is brinzolamide safe during pregnancy? Brinzolamide should only be used if the potential benefits to the mother justify the potential risk to the baby. Please follow the instructions of your doctor regarding use.
Q. Is it safe to use brinzolamide during breastfeeding? Brinzolamide is not safe for the baby and should not be used by women who are breastfeeding.
Q. What is brinzolamide used for? Brinzolamide is used to treat increased pressure in the eye with or without visual problems (glaucoma or intraocular hypertension). Q. How does brinzolamide work? It prevents the build-up of excess fluid in eyeball by slowing the formation of fluid (aqueous humor) within the eye, thereby decreasing eyeball pressure.