Azopt drops is used for:
Treating elevated pressure inside the eye in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
Azopt drops is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It works by decreasing the production of fluid inside the eye, thereby lowering pressure within the eye.
Do NOT use Azopt drops if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Azopt drops
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if this applies to you.
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Before using Azopt drops:
Tell your health care provider if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have liver or kidney disease
if you wear contact lenses
if you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, a severe rash, hives, breathing difficulties, dizziness) to any other sulfonamide medicine, such as acetazolamide, celecoxib, certain diuretics (eg, hydrochlorothiazide), glyburide, probenecid, sulfamethoxazole or zonisamide
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Azopt drops. Because little, if any, of Azopt drops is absorbed into the blood, the risk of it interacting with another medicine is low.
Ask your health care provider if Azopt drops may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine