Azopt treats glaucoma. May cause blurred vision. Do not drive until you know how it affects you.

Azopt Overview


Azopt is a prescription medication used to treat an eye condition called glaucoma. It is also used to treat a condition called ocular hypertension (higher than normal pressure inside the eye), which can lead to glaucoma if not treated.

Azopt belongs to a group of drugs called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. It works by decreasing the amount of fluid produced in the eye, resulting in reduced pressure in the eye.
This medication comes it the form of an eye drop. The usual dose is one drop in the affected eye(s) 3 times daily.
Common side effects include itching or dry eyes, blurred vision, and unusual taste.


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Uses of Azopt

Azopt is a prescription eye drop used to treat open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension (higher than normal pressure inside the eye), a risk factor for glaucoma. 

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



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Azopt Drug Class

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Side Effects of Azopt

Common side effects include:

  • blurred vision
  • bitter, sour, or unusual taste after instilling the drops
  • dry eyes
  • feeling that something is in your eye
  • headache
  • runny nose

This is not a complete list of Azopt side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.