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Brinzolamide Eye Drop

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Azopt Adult

Brinzolamide Eye Drop - Dosage and How to Use

How should Brinzolamide Eye Drop be used?

​• Proper use of eye drop

  • Wash your hands with soap and water, and read the instructions on the label.
  • Shake the bottle.
  • Tilt your head backwards and look up.
  • Gently pull the lower eyelid down to form a pocket and squeeze the bottle to apply one drop into your eye. To prevent the tip of the bottle from getting dirty, make sure the tip does not touch the eye or any other surface.
  • Close your eyes gently and wipe off any excess eye drops around your eyes with a clean tissue.
  • Keep your eyes closed and press down gently on the inner corner of your eye for 1 to 2 minutes to allow the medication to be absorbed.
  • If you need to use more than 1 drop of medication, or if you are using another type of eye drop, wait at least 5 to 10 minutes before applying the next eye drop. This is to prevent the first drop of medication from being washed away by the second drop before it has time to work. This also prevents any medication interactions between different eye drops.
  • If your doctor prescribed both eye drops and eye ointments, you should use the eye drops first.
  • Click on this link for a step-by-step guide on how to apply eye drops: https://www.singhealth.com.sg/patient-care/medicine/how-to-instil-eye-drops

• For contact lens wearers

  • Remove your contact lens before each application of medication.
  • When using hard lens, you can put them on directly after applying the eye drops.
  • When using soft lens, you can put them on 30 minutes after applying the eye drops. Otherwise, your lens may be damaged by the preservatives present in the eye drops.
  • If you need to apply eye drops twice a day, it is recommended that you apply them once in the morning before you put on your lens, and at the end of the day after you remove your lens.

• Do not stop using your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you forget to use a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Then use your next dose at the usual time. Do not use two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Brinzolamide Eye Drop - Additional Information

  • Updated on Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

    If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately. The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.

    This article is jointly developed by members of the National Medication Information workgroup. The workgroup consists of cluster partners (National Healthcare Group, National University Health System and SingHealth), community pharmacies (Guardian, Unity and Watsons) and Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore. The content does not reflect drug availability and supply information in pharmacies and healthcare institutions. You are advised to check with the respective institutions for such information.

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