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Azopt Overdose

Although the exact effects of an overdose with Azopt (brinzolamide) are unknown, it is likely that taking too much of this medication orally would cause more problems than if too much is used as eye drops. Possible problems may include an electrolyte imbalance or metabolic acidosis. Treatment options may include administering certain medications or "pumping the stomach."

Can You Use Too Much Azopt?

Azopt® (brinzolamide) is a prescription eye drop approved to treat glaucoma or high eye pressure. It belongs to a group of medications known as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors.
 
As with most medications, it is probably possible to use too much Azopt. The specific effects of an Azopt overdose are largely unknown but would likely vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Azopt dosage and how it was taken (by mouth or as an eye drop).
 

Effects of an Overdose

Taking the drops by mouth (as might happen with a child or a pet) is probably more likely to cause serious problems than taking the drops as intended (in the eyes). It is not clear what exactly may happen as the result of an Azopt overdose.
 
Based on the overdose effects of oral medications similar to Azopt, it is predicted that electrolyte imbalances or metabolic acidosis (a condition characterized by overly acidic bodily fluids) could occur. However, such problems are probably unlikely.
 

Treatment Options

The treatment for an Azopt overdose will vary. If the overdose was recent and taken by mouth, the healthcare provider may administer certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." Electrolyte levels and blood pH should be monitored (using frequent blood tests) to check for electrolyte imbalances or metabolic acidosis.
 
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on Azopt or any other medications.
 

Azopt Eye Drop Information

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