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Brinzolamide is a medication used for treating high eye pressure in people with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. This prescription medicine comes in the form of eye drops and is used in the affected eye(s) three times a day. Although most people tolerate this drug well, side effects may occur, such as blurred vision and an unusual taste.

What Is Brinzolamide?

Brinzolamide (Azopt®) is a prescription eye medication. It is approved to treat high eye pressure in people with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. It comes in the form of an eye drop and is available only by prescription.
(Click What Is Brinzolamide Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

As with any medicine, brinzolamide can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience side effects. 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. Serious side effects are less common.
In clinical studies, the most common side effects of this medication included:
  • Blurred vision
  • Bitter, sour, or unusual taste.
(Click Side Effects of Brinzolamide to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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