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Alphagan

Alphagan

BRIMONIDINE (brim ON ih dene)

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Alphagan is an eye drop preparation which helps to reduce the amount of fluid in the eye, which in turn decreases the pressure inside the eye which is often found to be raised in the conditions of open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Quantity Strength Price Unit Price
1 (ML) Alphagan 0.15% 5ml $22.99 $22.99
3 (ML) Alphagan 0.15% 5ml $56.99 $19.00
1 (ML) Alphagan .2% 5ml $19.99 $19.99
3 (ML) Alphagan .2% 5ml $52.99 $17.66

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Alphagan is an eye drop preparation which helps to reduce the amount of fluid in the eye, which in turn decreases the pressure inside the eye which is often found to be raised in the conditions of open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. By lowering the high fluid pressure in the eye, it helps in reducing the risk of vision loss, blindness or nerve damage.

Mechanism of action-

Alphagan eye drops contain the active medicament brimonidine, which is a type of medicine called an alpha agonist. The medication works by stimulating alpha receptors which are found on the blood vessels in the eye. Brimonidine stimulates these alpha receptors and helps in the constriction of blood vessels, and in the reduction of amount of watery fluid named aqueous humour. In this way the medication helps in the treatment of glaucoma.

Contraindications:

  • The use of the drug is contraindicated to the children because children can be more sensitive to the side effects of the medication like drowsiness.
  • The medication should not be taken in case of breastfeeding or in case of pregnant woman.
  • Alphagan eye drops should not be given to children below 2 years of age.

 Drug interactions:

 Some of the medications that may interact with this drug include beta-blockers, digoxin, hypertensive medication like clonidine, tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline.

How to use Alphagan:

Properly wash the hands first before application of alphagan eye drops. Do not touch the tip of the dropper to avoid contamination. If a patient is wearing contact lenses, it should be removed before using the alphagan eye drops.

Head should be tilted back and look upward. Pull down the lower eyelid to make a small pouch. Insert a drop of the medication with the help of dropper usually three times in a day. Look downward and let the eyes closed for 1 to 2 minutes. Place one finger at the corner of your eye (near the nose) and give gentle pressure. Do not blink or rub the eye for few minutes to prevent the medication from draining out. Same procedure is repeated with the other eye. To take out the maximum benefit from eye drops, apply the medication regularly and always remember to use the medication at the same time each day.


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Do not overdose the medication. It can cause harmful effects.

The dose should not be missed and if missed, it should be taken as soon as get remember. But if the time of next dosage has been achieved, skip the miss dose and follow the next dose as per schedule.

Side effects shown by the medication are discomfort in the eyes or itching or redness in the eyes, dryness of the mouth, drowsiness or tiredness and blurred vision or dizziness.

  • It should be informed to the doctor if the person is allergic to the medication.
  • All the medical history of the patient should be clear to the doctor e.g. diseases of blood vessels, blood circulation disorders, heart diseases, kidney diseases, liver diseases, low blood pressure disorders etc.
  • The drug can cause dizziness or drowsiness, so do not drive or use any kind of heavy machinery after taking the medicine.
  • Do not take alcohol in excess quantity when using this medication.