Generic Azopt Availability
AZOPT (brinzolamide - suspension/drops; ophthalmic)
Manufacturer: ALCON PHARMS LTD
Approval date: April 1, 1998
Strength(s): 1% [RLD]
Has a generic version of Azopt been approved?
No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Azopt available.
Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Azopt. These medications may be counterfeit and potentially unsafe. If you purchase medications online, be sure you are buying from a reputable and valid online pharmacy. Ask your health care provider for advice if you are unsure about the online purchase of any medication.
See also: About generic drugs.
Patents are granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at any time during a drug's development and may include a wide range of claims.
Sulfonamides useful as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
Issued: January 3, 1995
Inventor(s): Dean; Thomas R. & Chen; Hwang-Hsing & May; Jesse A.
Assignee(s): Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Sulfonamides and pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds useful in controlling intraocular pressure are disclosed. Methods for controlling intraocular pressure through administration of the compositions are also disclosed.Patent expiration dates:
- October 1, 2012✓
- October 1, 2012
Topical ophthalmic pharmaceutical vehicles
Issued: October 24, 1995
Inventor(s): Ali; Yusuf & Reed; Kenneth W.
Assignee(s): Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Universal ophthalmic pharmaceutical vehicles which increase in viscosity upon instillation in the eye are disclosed. Ophthalmic compositions of the universal vehicle and a pharmaceutically active drug are also disclosed. In one embodiment, the vehicle gels upon instillation in the eye. In another embodiment, suspension vehicles having superior physical stability are provided.Patent expiration dates:
- October 24, 2012✓✓
- April 24, 2013✓
- October 24, 2012
- Azopt drops Consumer Information (Wolters Kluwer)
- Azopt Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- Azopt Advanced Consumer Information (Micromedex)
- Azopt 1% Advanced Consumer Information (Micromedex)
- Azopt AHFS DI Monographs (ASHP)
- Brinzolamide drops Consumer Information (Wolters Kluwer)
- Brinzolamide ophthalmic Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
- Brinzolamide Ophthalmic Advanced Consumer Information (Micromedex)
- Brinzolamide AHFS DI Monographs (ASHP)
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