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Azopt Side Effects

Blurred vision and an unusual taste are some of the most common side effects of Azopt. Reactions to this medication tend to be mild and are generally easy to treat. However, there are some side effects that are potentially serious, such as difficulty breathing and an unexplained rash. These should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider.

An Introduction to Azopt Side Effects

As with any medicine, Azopt® (brinzolamide) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. Most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Azopt. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Azopt

Azopt has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects occurring in a group of people using the drug were documented. Based on these clinical trials, the most common side effects of Azopt (occurring in 5 to 10 percent of people) included:
  • Blurred vision
  • Bitter, sour, or unusual taste.
Other common side effects (reported in 1 to 5 percent of people) included but were not limited to:
  • Eyelid redness or irritation
  • Skin irritation or rash
  • Dry eyes
  • Feeling like there is something "stuck" in the eye
  • Headaches
  • Red eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Eye discomfort
  • Itchy eyes
  • Runny or stuffy nose.

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