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Dr. James Chapman
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Alphagan (Overview)

Alphagan is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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What are brimondine (alphagan) drops used for during a laser trabeculoplasty procedure?

What are brimondine (alphagan) drops used for during a laser trabeculoplasty procedure?

Pressure: They are generally used to lower the pressure in the eye or to help avoid pressure spikes following the laser procedure. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
28 Doctors shared insights

Alphagan (Overview)

Alphagan is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Please describe the medication: alphagan (brimonidine)?

Please describe the medication: alphagan (brimonidine)?

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 medication it replaced. The pharmacology can be found on webb md. ...Read more

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Is there a generic equivalent for alphagan (brimonidine)?

Is there a generic equivalent for alphagan (brimonidine)?

Yes: Brimonidine is the generic equivalent for alphagan, (brimonidine) used to lower the internal eye pressure to treat glaucoma. Your ophthalmologist can prescribe this for you if it fits into your overall treatment regimen for this disease. ...Read more

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Is there any significance to the sequence in which I take eye drops for glaucoma? I use cospot, alphagan-p and xalatan (latanoprost). Thanks.

Is there any significance to the sequence in which I take eye drops for glaucoma? I use cospot, alphagan-p and xalatan (latanoprost). Thanks.

Yes: Your treating md will advise you, but a common practice is to use your cosopt™ and alphagan™ twice per day. You should wait at least 5' between eye drop instillation and also apply pressure to the inner corner of your eyelid for one minute. A twice/day regimen is ideally 12 hrs apart. Also, it does not matter the order. Xalatan™ is instilled generally close to bedtime by the same technique. ...Read more

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Possible side effects of alphagan (brimonidine)?

Possible side effects of alphagan (brimonidine)?

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 which occurs in about 15-20% of users. It is a useful anti-glaucoma drop usually prescribed in association with other drops for the same purpose. ...Read more

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Is there a generic alphagan (brimonidine)?

Is there a generic alphagan (brimonidine)?

Yes: The generic equivalent of alphagan is termed brimonidine which is available in your pharmacy on prescription by your ophthalmologist (you are seeing an ophthalmologist if you have glaucoma? Right?). ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: alphagan (brimonidine)?

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 medication it replaced. The pharmacology can be found on webb md. ...Read more

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Is there a generic equivalent for alphagan (brimonidine)?

Yes: Brimonidine is the generic equivalent for alphagan, (brimonidine) used to lower the internal eye pressure to treat glaucoma. Your ophthalmologist can prescribe this for you if it fits into your overall treatment regimen for this disease. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a generic for alphagan (brimonidine)?

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 your prescribing doctor if generic is ok for you to try. ...Read more

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Side effects of alphagan (brimonidine)?

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 which occurs in about 15-20% of users. It is a useful anti-glaucoma drop usually prescribed in association with other drops for the same purpose. ...Read more

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Possible side effects of alphagan (brimonidine)?

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 which occurs in about 15-20% of users. It is a useful anti-glaucoma drop usually prescribed in association with other drops for the same purpose. ...Read more

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What are possible side effects of alphagan (brimonidine)?

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 which occurs in about 15-20% of users. It is a useful anti-glaucoma drop usually prescribed in association with other drops for the same purpose. ...Read more

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What do I do if possible side effects of alphagan (brimonidine)?

What do I do if possible side effects of alphagan (brimonidine)?

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
....Why aren't you a perfect candidate for sLT Glaucoma Laser ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post-lasik & alphagan (brimonidine) p drops?

Can you tell me about post-lasik & alphagan (brimonidine) p drops?

Care after lasik: The care after Lasik is pretty simple...Use the drops and protect the eyes. Alphagan (brimonidine) drops are sometimes used to reduce the pupil size if the large pupil is causing any symptoms. This might be temporary glare with night driving or halos around lights. Larger pupils are most common in younger patients up to 35-40 and this lessens with age so our "older" 40+ year old patients usually have normal size ...Read more

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What are brimondine (alphagan) drops used for during a laser trabeculoplasty procedure?

Pressure: They are generally used to lower the pressure in the eye or to help avoid pressure spikes following the laser procedure. ...Read more

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Which of this three medication give glaucoma: alphagan (brimonidine) or timolol maleate?

Which of this three medication give glaucoma: alphagan (brimonidine) or timolol maleate?

This treats glaucoma: Timolol maleate is the generic name of one medicine, timoptic (timolol). Alphagan is another medication to treat glaucoma. They can be used in combination. ...Read more

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For what reason would an eye dr not give me alphagan (brimonidine) for eye pain?

For what reason would an eye dr not give me alphagan (brimonidine) for eye pain?

Not for eye pain: Alphagan is a glaucoma medication not a pain reliever. It contains brimonidine, a type of medicine called an Alpha agonist that causes the ciliary body to reduce the amount of fluid that filters out of the blood vessels and thus would raise the pressure in the eye. It does the opposite- it causes eye pressure to drop. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's okay to use eye drops are xolamol, alphagan (brimonidine) twice a day and travatan once a day will fly on monday?

Can you tell me if it's okay to use eye drops are xolamol, alphagan (brimonidine) twice a day and travatan once a day will fly on monday?

Fly OK with eye drop: Any eye drops are put on the eye. Flying only affects organs or spaces in the body with air in them, like the stomach, sinuses, lungs, etc. So there will be no problem with flying with any eye drops. ...Read more

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Brimonidine (Definition)

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