A 55-year-old member asked:
i have recently started eye drops (alphagan) for glaucoma. is it normal to become dizzy, every day?
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Dr. Richard Lehrer answered
32 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Alphagan or brimonidine drops are a in a class of drugs known as alpha-agonists. In normal adults, this drug does not cross the blood-brain barrier and enter the brain's circulation. In small children, very elderly patients and in some medical conditions where the barrier is not intact, sleepiness may occur as a side effect. You should report this and check with your doctor.
Answered on Nov 28, 2013
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