Azarga (Brinzolamide/Timolol) suspension is used to treat high pressure in the eye. This pressure can lead to an illness called glaucoma. Azarga suspension is a combination of treatments to reduce pressure in the eye for conditions such as glaucoma. It contains two ingredients which work together to reduce pressure within the eye. Brinzolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor and timolol is a beta-blocker. Both brinzolamide and timolol work by reducing the production of fluid within the eye. Always use Azarga suspension exactly as your doctor has told you. Only use Azarga suspension in both eyes if your doctor told you to. Take it for as long as your doctor told you to. Wash your hands and shake well before use. Do not use the suspension if the bottle is cracked or damaged. If a drop misses your eye, try again. If you are using other eye drops, wait at least 5 minutes between using Azarga suspension and the other drops.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Azarga eye drops from Canada manufactured by Novartis. Brand Azarga is available in the strength of 1 %/0.5 %/5 ml.
The common side effects of Azarga in the eye may include blurred vision, eye irritation, eye pain, redness of the eye, itchy eye, eye discharge, and abnormal eye sensation. The most common side effect in other areas of body includes bad taste. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Do not use Azarga if you: are allergic to brinzolamide, medicines used to treat diabetes and infections, lower blood pressure, have respiratory problems such as asthma, have too much acidity in your blood, severe kidney problems. Before you use Azarga suspension, talk to your doctor if you: are taking other carbonic anhydrase inhibitors or beta-blockers, have or have had: heart disease, low blood pressure, diabetes, liver problems, dry eyes, cornea problems or glaucoma, history of severe allergic reactions. While using Azarga suspension, talk to your doctor immediately if you: develop an eye infection, swelling, redness or irritation of the eyelid, suffer any eye injury or have eye surgery, are pregnant or breastfeeding, are having any surgery.
While using Azarga suspension, do not: drive or use machinery as it may reduce mental alertness and cause blurred vision, wear contact lenses as it may cause eye irritation. Tell your doctor about all drugs, including eye drops, that you are using or plan to use, including those without a prescription. Drugs that may interact with Azarga suspension include: heart or blood pressure medications, calcium channel blockers, digitalis, guanethidine, amiodarone and other beta-adrenergic blocking agents, quinidine, cimetidine, antivirals, antifungals and antibiotics, salicylates such as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), antidepressants such as fluoxetine, medicines belonging to class of drugs known as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. Store Azarga eye drops at 2°C to 30°C. Discard 60 days after opening. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
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