Azarga eye drops: manual, price, reviews, analogs
Azarga is a combined tool that reduces pressure inside the eye and is applied in the therapy of open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
The combined effects of two components of the drug (brinzolamide and timolol) has a more pronounced effect on lower pressure than if they were applied separately. Brinzolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor and reduces the production of fluid inside the eye. Timolol is a non-selective blocker of β-adrenergic receptors, which does not irritates the nervous system and has no inhibitory action on the heart muscle. Also reduces the formation of a watery liquid and has little impact on its outflow.
With the combined effect of these components, the pressure decreases. Asagi components able to be absorbed into the bloodstream, therefore there is the probability of occurrence of side effects.
The composition and form of issue
Azarga available in the form of drops for eyes, the main components of which are brinzolamide and timolol. Excipients are benzalkonium chloride, sodium hydroxide, mannitol, disodium edetate, tyloxapol, water. The drops constituting the slurry are in a bottle whose volume is 5 ml.
Indications for use
Assigned Azarga at elevated pressure inside the eye in the treatment therapy of open-angle and ocular hypertension. While drops are applied in the case when used to reduce pressure inside the eye other medicines have not brought expected effect.
Method of application
The instillation is carried out twice a day for the 1st drop. After the procedure it is necessary to close the eyelids or press on the inner corner of the eye to reduce systemic absorption of the drug and reduce the likelihood of side effects.
If the instillation was omitted, following the same pattern. When assigning Asagi instead of another anti-glaucoma drug, to use these drops only from the next day from a previous.
Azarga cannot be used when:
- hypersensitivity to its components;
- allergic rhinitis;
- bronchial asthma;
- sinus bradycardia;
- obstructive pulmonary disease in the chronic form;
- heart failure;
- giperhloremiceski acidosis;
- renal failure severe;
- angle-closure glaucoma;
- pregnancy and breastfeeding;
- the use of carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (oral);
- the age of 18 years.
The tool is very gently used for:
- circulatory disorders;
- prinzmetals angina;
- reduced pressure;
- pigmentary and pseudoexfoliation glaucoma.
Important! The drug is canceled before the operations to be carried out under General anesthesia, within 48 hours.
The use of these drops may cause side effects, local and system-wide. Local concern:
- pain in the eyes;
- irritation on vision;
- itching and discharge from the eyes;
- dryness and foreign body sensation;
- inflammation of the eyelids;
- swelling and redness of the conjunctiva;
- blurred vision;
- allergic conjunctivitis;
- fear of light;
- split items;
- contraction of the pupils;
- increased secretion of tears.
- sore throat;
- the decrease in blood pressure;
- taste disturbance;
- disruption in the Central nervous system;
- failures in the memory;
- changes in hair growth (sometimes the appearance of lichen).
In case of overdose Asagi possible side effects. If any, it is necessary to wash the eyes with warm water. Then assigned symptomatic therapy plan and maintained blood PH and electrolytes.
Interaction with other drugs
To use the tool with guanetidinom, cardiac glycosides, calcium channel blockers, means, correcting the heart rate, not recommended because it can slow down the heart rate to increase and the pressure decrease. Also when used with cimetidine and quinidine possible manifestation of TMJ.
May cause side effects when used Hazargi with carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. Caution these drops are used in conjunction with clotrimazole, Itraconazole, troleandomycin, ketoconazole.
The application of timolol to the means used for the treatment of diabetes, may lead to increased reduction of blood sugar levels. When using Azarga together with other drops for eyes it is necessary to observe the interval of 15 minutes between the instillation of funds.
Before burying you need to remove the lens and back you can install them after 15 minutes. This is due to the fact that benzalkonium chloride is present in a preparation that can damage lenses. People that use Azarga, it is important to monitor the condition of the cornea, as brinzolamide can disrupt its supply of liquid.
Before the instillation of the suspension need to shake the bottle until a homogeneous mass. Do not touch the container tip to any surface to avoid re-infection of cured eyes. After each use drops the bottle should be closed very tightly.
After the procedure, instillation reduced for a time the clarity of vision, and that means to drive or use machines that require attention immediately after using the drops impossible. You need to wait until the vision comes back to normal.
Application Azarga in the elderly may cause a reduction in the ability to fast reaction and concentration. You cannot use this tool for pregnant and lactating women. Opened vial must be used within 1 month. Drops are stored in a dark place and away from children.
Eye drops azarga have many testimonials of people.
Positive. The biggest advantage of the drug is that it effectively lowers the intraocular pressure. Also one of the advantages noted composition, it includes two of the drug, instead of two types of droplets, drip alone.
Negative. One of the drawbacks Azarga is the high price. Drops have many side effects, so when using buyers note: a little sting the eyes, irritation with instillation may be feeling as if something solid rather than a liquid in your eye, sight for some time obscured. At some after reception of Azarga started to roll hair. This medicine should be taken only by the doctor.
Similar to this tool are:
- Drops fotil;
To assign the same Azarga the drug should ophthalmologist. Doing it yourself is not recommended.
The cost of these drops in Russian pharmacies is from 650 to 750 rubles.