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

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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.

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects include dry eyes, red eyes, irritation of the eyes, headache, blurred vision, a sensation of a foreign body in the eye, and drowsiness. Less common side effects include corneal staining, increased sensitivity to light, eyelid redness, eye pain, tearing, and eyelid swelling. Low blood pressure also may occur.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Last Editorial Review: 11/15/2012

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