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Azopt Dosage

The recommended dose of Azopt is the same for everyone -- one drop in the affected eye(s) three times daily. If this does not sufficiently lower the pressure in the eye, your healthcare provider may recommend adding another eye medication rather than increasing the amount of your dosage. Make sure to shake the medication before each use.

An Introduction to Dosing With Azopt

There is only one standard dose of Azopt® (brinzolamide), regardless of your age, weight, or the severity of your glaucoma. As is always the case, do not adjust your Azopt dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Standard Dosage of Azopt

The recommended Azopt dosage for treating glaucoma or high eye pressure is one drop in the affected eye(s) three times daily. If this dosage does not adequately lower the pressure in the eye, your healthcare provider may add another type of glaucoma medication.
 
It is generally not recommended to increase the dosage beyond the standard recommended dose, even if your eye pressure remains high.
 

General Information on Using Azopt

Some considerations for people using Azopt include the following:
 
  • Because Azopt is a suspension and the medication settles to the bottom, you must shake it before every dose.
     
  • Soft contact lenses can absorb the preservative in these eye drops. In order to avoid this problem, you must remove the lenses before using Azopt and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them.
     
  • If you use other eye drops in addition to Azopt, make sure to wait at least 10 minutes between using Azopt and another eye medication.
     
  • In order to prevent contamination of the drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye or the skin.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as directed.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Azopt dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
     

Azopt Eye Drop Information

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