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Brimonidine
(Generic alternative to Alphagan Eyedrops)

Formulation : Eye Solution

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Alphagan Eyedrops
(Brimonidine)

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What is Alphagan Eyedrops /Brimonidine used for?

Alphagan P is an eye medication that is used to lower high pressure in the eye that is usually caused by open-angle glaucoma.  Alphagan P promotes draining of liquid that fills the eyeball. 

How should Alphagan Eyedrops /Brimonidine be stored?

This medicine should be stored at room temperature in a dry environment. 

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Alphagan Eyedrops/Brimonidine ?

Alphagan P Eyedrops should be taken as advised by a doctor or pharmacist.  When applying eyedrops, do not allow the dropper to come in contact with your eye or other surfaces.  If you miss a dose of Aplhagan P eyedrops, Take the forgotten dose as soon as possible.  If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the one you missed and continue with your schedule.  Do not take more than 1 dose at one time. 

When should Alphagan Eyedrops /Brimonidine not be taken?

Avoid Alphagan P eyedrops if they give you an allergic reaction.  If you are taking a medication classified as an MAO inhibitor like antidepressants, do not use this medicine.

What precautions should I follow when taking Alphagan Eyedrops /Brimonidine ?

Alphagan P may have a slight effect on blood pressure.  Use Alphagan P with caution if you have circulation problems, low blood pressure or suffer from depression.  If you have liver or kidney problems use Alphagan P with caution.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Alphagan Eyedrops /Brimonidine ?

This medication makes some people drowzy.  Do not operate machinery or engage in hazardous activity until you are aware of how Aphagan P affects you. 

When should Alphagan Eyedrops /Brimonidine not be taken?

 Severe Alphagan P side effects include: fast/pounting heartbeats, slow/irregular heartbeats, fainting, persistent headaches, eye pain/ vision loss / swelling, extreme sensitivity to light, change in vision.  

Common Alpagan P side effects include: Abnormal vision, allergic reaction, dizziness, drowsiness, dry eyes, dry mouth, eye pain, fatigue, headache, inflamed or swollen eyelids, itchy eyes, muscle pain, red or swollen yes, sensitivity to light, tearing, upper respiratory symptoms, watery eyes, weakness.

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