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Other eye medications, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, and salicylates can negatively interact with brinzolamide, possibly increasing your risk of serious complications. To avoid any possible drug interactions, make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and supplements.

An Overview of Brinzolamide Interactions

Brinzolamide (Azopt®) can potentially interact with several other medications. Some of these medicines that may lead to interactions with brinzolamide include:
  • Other eye medications
  • Salicylates, such as:
    • Aspirin (Ecotrin®, Bayer®, Anacin®)
    • Bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol®)
    • Choline magnesium trisalicylate (Trilisate®), diflunisal (Dolobid®)
    • Salsalate (Salflex®, Disalcid®, Amigesic®).

Drug Interactions With Brinzolamide Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when brinzolamide is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Other Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors
Brinzolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. Even though it is an eye drop, some of the medication is absorbed into the bloodstream. Due to the possibility of increased side effects, it is not recommended to combine brinzolamide with another carbonic anhydrase inhibitor.
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