What is Azopt used for?
Azopt is used to treat
increased pressure in the eye.
Special Warnings Concerning
Azopt is a sulfa drug. Although
it is applied to the eye, it is absorbed by the body. Therefore, it is
important to tell your health care provider if you are allergic to sulfa
drugs. If you have a reaction
to Azopt, stop using the medicine and contact your health care provider.
General Precautions with Azopt:
- Your vision may be
temporarily blurred after using Azopt. Do
not drive a car or operate heavy machinery until you know how you will
react to Azopt.
- Azopt can be absorbed by soft contact lenses.
Lenses should be removed before using Azopt and may be replaced
in the eyes 15 minutes after using Azopt.
- If you have serious kidney problems, Azopt may not be
right for you.
What are some possible side
effects of Azopt? (This is not
a complete list of side effects reported with Azopt. Your health care
provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
- blurred vision (see general precautions)
- bitter, sour, or unusual taste
- discomfort or eye pain
- foreign body sensation in the eye
- redness of the eye
- dry eye
For more detailed information about Azopt, ask your health care