Brimonidine

Information about Brimonidine

Brimonidine Uses

Brimonidine is used in the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

How Brimonidine works

Brimonidine is a sympathomimetic. It works by decreasing the production of aqueous humour (fluid in the eye), thereby lowering the increased eye pressure.

Common side effects of Brimonidine

Erythema (skin redness), Foreign body sensation in eyes, Blurred vision, Dryness in mouth, Dermatitis, Burning sensation in eye, Ocular hyperemia, Skin burn, Stinging in the eyes, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Eye itching, Allergic reaction in eye
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Available Medicine for Brimonidine

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Expert advice for Brimonidine

  • Brimonidine helps lower high pressure in the eye and reduces the risk of vision loss.
  • For best results, put one drop 2-3 times daily in the affected eye(s).
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the drop.
  • Remove contact lenses before using Brimonidine and allow at least 15 minutes before re-inserting them.
  • Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contaminating the eye drops.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • It may cause temporary burning or itching sensation in the eye. Inform your doctor if this does not go away.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Frequently asked questions for Brimonidine

Brimonidine

Q. Is Brimonidine a beta blocker?

No, Brimonidine is not a beta blocker. It is an alpha adrenergic agonist which means it acts on alpha adrenergic receptor present in the eye. This medicine reduces the high pressure in the eye by decreasing the amount of fluid in the eyes. It has minimal effect on heart and lungs.

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