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||BRAND NAME : Alphagan
CHEMICAL CONTENTS: Brimonidine Tartrate
Alphagan lowers high pressure in the eye, a problem typically caused by the condition known as open-angle glaucoma. Alphagan works in two ways: it reduces production of the liquid that fills the eyeball, and it promotes drainage of this liquid.
The usual dose of Alphagan is 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 3 times daily, approximately 8 hours apart.
Alphagan Contraindications :
You'll need to avoid Alphagan if it gives you an allergic reaction, or if you're taking a medication classified as an MAO inhibitor, such as the antidepressants Nardil and Parnate .
Alphagan Side Effects:
More common side effects of Alphagan may include : Abnormal vision, allergic reaction, blurred vision, burning and stinging, dizziness, drowsiness, dry eyes, dry mouth, eye pain or irritation, fatigue, feeling of foreign body in the eye, headache, inflamed or swollen eyelids, itchy eyes, loss of tissue or staining of the cornea, muscle pain, red or swollen eyes, sensitivity to light, stomach problems, tearing, upper respiratory symptoms, watery eyes, weakness
No information is available on Alphagan overdose. However, any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
Alphagan Missed dose:
Take the forgotten dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
Store Alphagan at room temperature.
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