Alphagan Eye Drops 5Ml
Brand : barrett hodgson pakistan
Requires Prescription (YES/NO)
How it works
The active ingredient brimonidine tartrate works by reducing pressure within the eyeball. It is used to reduce pressure in the eye in the conditions of glaucoma or ocular hypertension. The medicine may be used alone or in conjunction with another eye drop that reduces pressure in the eye.
USAGE AND SAFETY
Very common: (may affect more than 1 in 10 people) • An allergic reaction in the eye causing eye redness, burning, stinging, follicles or white spots on the membrane covering the inside of the eyelid/white of the eye, blurred vision, a feeling of something in the eye or itching • headache, tiredness, drowsiness and dry mouth. Common: (may affect up to 1 in 10 people) • Erosion on the surface of the eye and staining, swollen or red eyelid, abnormal vision, sticky, weepy or watery eyes, sensitivity to light, irritation, pain, whitening of the membrane covering the inside of the eyelid/white of the eye • inflammation of the see through layer which covers the surface of the eye • dizziness, feeling or being sick, general weakness • symptoms involving the stomach and digestion • cold-like symptoms or abnormal taste. Uncommon: (may affect up to 1 in 100 people) • Depression • palpitations or changes in heart rate • dry nose or general allergic reactions .
• Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors• Sedative, barbiturate, opiates or hypnotic medicines • Chlorpromazine, methylphenidate or reserpine (for mental/personality disorders) • Pain killers • Medicines for treating a heart condition or for lowering blood pressure • Medicines which work in the same way as brimonidine, eg. prazosin and isoprenaline • Anaesthetics
It is used for reducing intra-ocular pressure (pressure within the eye) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high fluid pressure in the eye).
When not to Use
Do not use • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Brimonidine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine . • If you are taking monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors medicine or tricyclic antidepressants medicine (you should check with your doctor if you are taking any medicines for depression) • If you are breast-feeding • In new born babies or children under 2 years .
Be careful not to touch the tip of the bottle on your eye or on any other surface. Ocular solutions if handled wrongly can become contaminated by common bacteria and cause eye infections. If you do develop any other eye condition whilst using this product, see your doctor immediately.
Brimonidine eye drops contain benzalkonium chloride as preservative which may be deposited in soft contact lenses. Hence, Brimonidine eye drops should not be used while wearing these lenses. The lenses should be removed before instillation of the drops and not reinserted earlier than 15 minutes after use.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist or nurse before using Brimonidine if you suffer from heart disease or heart problems .
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist or nurse before using Brimonidine if you suffer from dizziness or light-headedness on standing up (due to a fall in blood pressure) .
Always consult your physician before using any medicine.
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from direct light and heat.