Allergan India Pvt Ltd

Composition for Alphagan Products

Alphagan Products are primarily used for

Glaucoma, Ocular hypertension

About Alphagan Products

Uses of Alphagan Products

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

Alphagan Products side effects


Side Effects of Alphagan are 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.

How Alphagan Products work

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

Patient Concerns about Alphagan Products

Frequently asked questions about Alphagan Products

Frequently asked questions about Brimonidine

Q. Is Alphagan Ophthalmic Solution a beta blocker?
No, Alphagan Ophthalmic Solution 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.
Q. Do Alphagan Ophthalmic Solution make you sleepy?
Yes, Alphagan Ophthalmic Solution may cause drowsiness and may also cause fatigue which may impair the ability to drive or use machinery. It may also cause blurred or abnormal vision which could cause difficulty in driving or using machinery, especially at night or in reduced lighting. You should avoid driving or using machinery until these symptoms have subsided.
Q. Does Alphagan Ophthalmic Solution lower blood pressure?
Alphagan Ophthalmic Solution may cause low or high blood pressure. Before taking Alphagan Ophthalmic Solution, inform your doctor if you are already taking any medicines to lower blood pressure. Moreover, keep a regular check on your blood pressure while you are taking Alphagan Ophthalmic Solution.
Q. Does Alphagan Ophthalmic Solution cause pupil dilation?
No, Alphagan Ophthalmic Solution does not cause pupil dilation. On the contrary, in very rare cases, it may cause pupil constriction, also called miosis. If you experience miosis, you may have night vision difficulty, halos and glare. Contact your doctor if you experience these symptoms.

Products for Alphagan

Alphagan Ophthalmic Solution
bottle of 5 ml Ophthalmic Solution
Allergan India Pvt Ltd

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