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Is alphagan a sulfa med

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Alphagan (brimonidine) is not a sulfa drug.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Dad's doctor's help: This is a question best asked to the treating doctor. When you go to see a doctor(your dad in this case), that is the first question which should be r ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: The generic equivalent of alphagan is termed brimonidine which is available in your pharmacy on prescription by your ophthalmologist (you are seeing a ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alphagan (brimonidine): Brimonidine Tartrate.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Clacoma medication: This is a modern variation of an older glaucoma medication used topically several times a day in the eyes. It has less side effects than the medicatio ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye redness: Alphagan (brimonidine) has limited systemic absorption. The only prominent side effect is stinging on application of the drop and redness of the eyes ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye redness: Alphagan (brimonidine) has limited systemic absorption. The only prominent side effect is stinging on application of the drop and redness of the eyes ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye redness: Alphagan (brimonidine) has limited systemic absorption. The only prominent side effect is stinging on application of the drop and redness of the eyes ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
44 years experience LASIK Surgery
Alphagan (brimonidine): The #1 side effect is to lower the eye pressure if/when it is too high.. The #2 side effect is blood shot eyes. Why are you on it? Ask your doctor ... ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Brimonidine is the generic equivalent for alphagan, (brimonidine) used to lower the internal eye pressure to treat glaucoma. Your ophthalmologist can ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
10 years experience Ophthalmology
Sure there is: It does contain a preservative called BKA which some folks are allergic too. Brand Alphagan (brimonidine) P contains a more gentle preservative. Ask y ... Read More

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