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Some of the most common side effects of brinzolamide include blurred vision and an unusual taste. In most cases, reactions to this drug are minor and do not require medical attention. However, there are some potentially serious problems that should be reported to a healthcare provider right away, such as difficulty breathing and an unexplained rash.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Brinzolamide

As with any medicine, brinzolamide (Azopt®) 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 brinzolamide. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Serious Brinzolamide Side Effects

Some side effects with brinzolamide, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. Brinzolamide is a sulfonamide drug and, therefore, has the potential to cause severe allergic reactions. Be sure to let your healthcare provider know immediately if you develop any signs or symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
  • An unexplained rash or hives
  • Itching
  • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
  • Wheezing or difficulty breathing.
     
Of course, any eye drop can cause problems (such as an eye infection) if it is contaminated, so be sure to avoid touching the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye. Report any signs of an eye infection (such as severe pain, swelling, or redness) to your healthcare provider right away.
 
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