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    Brimonidine

    Information about Brimonidine

    Brimonidine uses

    Brimonidine is used in the treatment of glaucoma.

    How brimonidine works

    Brimonidine decreases the pressure in the eyeball by decreasing the formation of aqueous humor (clear watery fluid filling the space in front of an eyeball ).

    Common side effects of brimonidine

    Headache, Foreign body sensation in eyes, Blurred vision, Dry mouth, Burning sensation in eye, Conjunctival hyperemia , Fatigue, Stinging in the eyes, Drowsiness, Eye itching, Allergic reaction in eye

    Available Medicine for Brimonidine

    • ₹333
      Allergan India Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹333
      Allergan India Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹269
      Allergan India Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹155
      Ajanta Pharma Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹270
      Alcon Laboratories
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹171
      Cipla Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹230
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹187
      FDC Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹193
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹270
      Alcon Laboratories
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Brimonidine

    • Do not start or continue the brimonidine solution If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to brimonidine or any of the other ingredients of brimonidine solution.
    • Close your eyes for 2 or 3 minutes with your head tipped down, without blinking or squinting. Gently press your finger to the inside corner of the eye for about 1 minute, to keep the liquid from draining into your tear duct.
    • Do not touch the tip of the eye dropper or place it directly on your eye. A contaminated dropper can infect your eye, which could lead to serious vision problems.
    • Remove contact lenses prior to application and wait at least 15 minutes before reinsertion.
    • Wait at least 5 minutes before using any other eye drops your doctor has prescribed.
    • Do not use the eye drops if the liquid has changed colors or has particles in it. Call your pharmacist for new medicine.

    Frequently asked questions for Brimonidine

    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
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    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 15 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)