What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Azopt eyedrops (Brinzolamide)


Azopt eyedrops (Brinzolamide)

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1% (3 x 5ml)

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  • Product Details


    Azopt Eye Drops Interactions and Uses

    Azopt Eye Drops Chemical Name BRINZOLAMIDE (brin-ZOH-la-mide)

    Azopt eye drops (Brinzolamide)

    Azopt generic belongs to the class of medications calledĀ carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It is widely available as eye drops. The main function of Azopt eye drops is toĀ reduce the high pressure inside the eyeĀ for people due to glaucoma. Fluid is constantly being produced and secreted out of the eye. When this fluid is not removed out of the eye properly, or too much fluid is produced, the pressure inside the eye tends to increase. Brinzolamide works by reducing the amount of fluid produced by the eye.

    You can easily buy Azopt eye drops from Canada Pharmacy while sitting in the comforts of your home to enjoy 100% genuine products being delivered right at your doorstep.

    Fact Table




    FDA approved


    Not applicable for topical ocular administration

    Legal status

    Prescription only (Rx)

    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    Approximately 111 hours (systemic)

    Dosage (Strength)

    1% (10 mg/mL) ophthalmic suspension

    Pregnancy advice

    Category C (Risk not ruled out; use only if clearly needed and benefit outweighs risk)



    Protein binding

    About 60%

    PubChem CID






    ATC code






    Routes of administration

    Topical (ocular)


    Shake the bottle well before use. Remove contact lenses, if you use any, and ensure your hands are washed. Add one drop into the affected eyes at least three times a day or as directed by your doctor. Do not touch the dropper or let it touch any surface to avoid contamination.

    Use it regularly for best results. If you use other medications as well, have at least 15 minutes pause between each of them. Make sure eye drops are used before eye ointments so that the drops can enter the eye.


    Azopt eye drops contain brinzolamide 10 mg.

    For preservative purposes, it has Benzalkonium chloride 0.1 mg.

    As for inactive substances, it contains mannitol, carbomer 974P, tyloxapol, edetate disodium, sodium chloride, purified water, with hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide to adjust pH.


    Do not use Azopt generic if you:

    • Suffer from allergies
    • Have impaired kidneys
    • Have hyperchloremic that is a condition with increased acidity of the blood
    • Causes blurry vision, do not drive or operate machinery until vision is clear
    • Are a pregnant women
    • Are breastfeeding female
    • Are a child

    Side Effects

    There are a few side effects you may experience with these eye drops, but they tend to go away once the treatment is finished.

    • Temporarily blurred vision
    • Bitter taste in the mouth
    • Itching in eye
    • Redness of the eyes
    • Eye discharge
    • A headache
    Seek medical attention if you notice severe reactions such as:
    • Swelling of the eye
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Yellowing eye
    • Pain in eye
    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 1366

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