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Brinzolamide Opthalmic Suspension

Brinzolamide Opthalmic Suspension

How should I use this medication?

The recommended dose for bicalutamide is one 50 mg tablet taken once daily at approximately the same time each day.

Bicalutamide may be taken with or without food. This treatment should be started at the same time as treatment with an Lhrh analogue (e.g., goserelin), or after surgical removal of the testicles.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with  your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Uses

Brinzolamide is used to treat high pressure inside the eye due to glaucoma (open angle-type) or other eye diseases (e.g., ocular hypertension). Lowering high pressure inside the eye helps to prevent blindness. This medication works by decreasing the amount of fluid within the eye. It belongs to a class of drugs known as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors.

Brimonidine gel is a prescription medication used to treat persistent facial redness of rosacea in adults 18 years of age or older.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

What side effects are possible with this medication?

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

  • constipation
  • decrease in appetite
  • dizziness
  • dry skin
  • feeling weak
  • flatulence (passing gas)
  • hair loss or hair re-growth
  • hot flashes
  • impotence or reduction in sexual desire
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to sun; increased risk of sunburn
  • indigestion
  • itching
  • nausea
  • skin rash

Warnings/Precautions:

Severe cardiovascular disease. Hepatic or renal impairment. Depression. Cerebral or coronary insufficiency. Raynaud's phenomenon. Orthostatic hypotension. Thromboangiitis obliterans. Remove soft contact lenses before use; may reinsert 15 minutes later. Monitor for loss of effect. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

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