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BRIOPT 0.5%/0.2% EYE DROP

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Composition for BRIOPT

Timolol(0.5%),Brimonidine(0.2%)

food interaction for BRIOPT

alcohol interaction for BRIOPT

pregnancy interaction for BRIOPT

lactation interaction for BRIOPT

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Briopt 0.5%/0.2% eye drop 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 BRIOPT

Timolol(0.5%)

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(0.2%)

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

Common Dosage for BRIOPT 0.5%/0.2% EYE DROP

Patients taking BRIOPT 0.5%/0.2% EYE DROP

  • 67%
    Once A Day
  • 33%
    Twice A Day

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Expert advice for BRIOPT

  • Timolol may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
  • The Timolol may affect your blood sugar and cover up the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes.
  • Timolol may reduce blood flow to your hands and feet, causing them to feel cold. Smoking may worsen this effect. Dress warmly and avoid the use of tobacco.
  • Consult your doctor whether to continue Timolol before any scheduled surgery.
  • It is not the first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have a heart failure or heart disease.
  • Adults over the age of 65 may be at greater risk for the side-effects.
  • Your doctor may recommend a change in the lifestyle to lower your blood pressure. It may include:
     
    • Maintain a normal body weight (body mass index, 18.5-24.9 kg/m2).
    • Consume fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and reduce saturated-total fat.
    • Reduce daily dietary sodium intake as much as possible, ideally to 65 mmol/day (1.5 g/day sodium or 3.8 g/day sodium chloride).
    • Regular aerobic physical activity (at least 30 minutes/day, most days of the week).
    • Limit alcohol consumption to less than or equal to 2 drinks per day (1oz or 30ml ethanol eg 24oz beer, 10 oz wine, or 3 oz 80-proof whiskey).

Frequently asked questions for BRIOPT

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 25 February, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)