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ALFAPREST T EYE DROPS

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Composition for ALFAPREST T

Timolol(NA),Brimonidine(NA)

food interaction for ALFAPREST T

alcohol interaction for ALFAPREST T

pregnancy interaction for ALFAPREST T

lactation interaction for ALFAPREST T

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Timolol and alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Taking Brimonidine with alcohol may lower the blood pressure.
UNSAFE
Alfaprest t eye drops may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ALFAPREST T

Timolol(NA)

Uses

Timolol is used in the treatment of glaucoma (high eye pressure).

How it works

Timolol belongs to a beta-blockers class of medication. It relaxes the blood vessels and reduced the blood pressure. It makes heart relax and pump blood at a slower rate for heart attack patients. In eye, it decreases fluid production and thus decreases pressure.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pain, Numbness, Increased sensitivity to light, Crusting in eyelids, Abnormal sensation in skin, Altered sleep, Blurred vision, Cardiac arrest, Constipation, Cramping pain, Decreased blood pressure, Depression, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Eye discharge, Dry eye, Altered taste, Shortness of breath, Asthma, Eye infection, Eye pain, Eye irritation, Headache, Impotence, Corneal erosion, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Itching, Limb swelling, Rash, Tingling sensation, Vomiting, Weakness, Worsening of heart failure
Brimonidine(NA)

Uses

Brimonidine is used in the treatment of glaucoma (high eye pressure).

How it works

Brimonidine belongs to the group of medicines called sympathomimetics. It reduces the amount of fluid in the eye and thus reduces the eye pressure.

Common side effects

Headache, Nasal congestion, Watery eyes, Eye swelling, Dry mouth, Insomnia, Cold symptoms, Numbness, Drowsiness, Lip swelling, Running nose, Dry eye, Eye itching, Burning sensation in eye, Blurred vision, Eye redness, Tingling sensation in eye

SUBSTITUTES for ALFAPREST T

No substitutes found

Expert advice for ALFAPREST T

  • Consult your doctor whether to continue Timolol before any scheduled surgery.

Frequently asked questions for ALFAPREST T

Timolol

Q.Is timolol a beta blocker/selective beta blocker/steroid/generic/antibiotic?
Timolol is a beta blocker. It is not a selective beta blocker/steroid/generic/antibiotic

Q.Is timolol preservative free?
The timolol eye drop is preservative fre

Q.Is timolol the same as timoptic or cosopt?
Timoptic and copsopt are brand names of the eye drops containing timolol

Q.Does it need to be refrigerated?
The timolol containing eye drops should not be refrigerated

Q.Does timolol lower blood pressure?
Timolol is used to lower blood pressure

Q.Does it stop growth of hemangiomas?
It may be used to stop growth of hemangiomas (only after prescription from the doctor)

Q.Does timolol cause weight gain/hair loss/ miosis/make eyelashes grow/ cause dry eyes/slow heart rate?
Timolol does not make eyelashes grow. It is a blood pressure lowering medication. It is not known to cause weight gain/hair loss/miosis. It may cause dry eyes/slow heart rate as a side effect. If any side effects of the drug are observed then one should inform the doctor immediately.

Brimonidine

Q.Is brimonidine the same as Alphagan?
Yes, Alphagan is a trade name of drug brimonidine

Q.Is brimonidine or brimonidine tartrate a beta blocker/steroid?
Brimonidine or brimonidine tartrate is a sympatomimetic drug and not a beta blocker/steroid

Q.Does brimonidine cause fatigue?
Yes, feeling fatigue is a very common side effect of brimonidine. Always consult your doctor if you experience such type of side effect

Q.Why does brimonidine cause miosis?
Brimonidine causing this side effect is very rare. It may be because of overdose of other alpha2-agonists. Always consult your doctor if you experience such type of side effect

Q.How does brimonidine lower intraocular pressure (iop)?
It reduces the intraocular pressure by reducing the amount of fluid in the eye.

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Content on this page was last updated on 29 January, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)