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Brinzolamide

Information

Uses

Brinzolamide is used in the treatment of glaucoma

How it works

Brinzolamide reduces the formation of aqueous humor (fluid in the eye), which in turn lowers high pressure in the eye.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Altered taste, Foreign body sensation in eyes, Eye pain, Eye irritation, Ocular hyperemia

Available Medicine

  • ₹460
    Alcon Laboratories
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹313
    Ajanta Pharma Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹320
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹350
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹318
    Lupin Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • 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.

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.


Content on this page was last updated on 13 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)