brimonidine, (Alphagan, Alphagan P - Discontinued in the US) (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects include:

Other important side effects of brimonidine include:



PREPARATIONS: Ophthalmic solution: 0.1%, 0.15%, and 0.2%.

STORAGE: Brimonidine should be kept at room temperature, 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F) and protected for direct light.

DOSING: The usual dose is one drop into each affected eye three times daily with each application approximately 8 hours apart.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: In theory, monoamine oxidase Inhibitors (for example, tranylcypromine, selegiline, linezolid) may interfere with the metabolism of brimonidine, increasing the occurrence of low blood pressure.

PREGNANCY: It is not known if brimonidine passes from the mother into the fetus.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known if brimonidine is secreted in breast milk.

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/6/2015

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