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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Brimonidine (Overview)

Brimonidine is a cancer-related antibiotic which is a kind of cancer drug.


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What is in brimonidine, and how does it help your eyes?

What is in brimonidine, and how does it help your eyes?

Glaucoma med: Bromonidine is used for open angle glaucoma or occular hypertension and reduces the pressure inside the eye. Elevated pressure can damage the retina especially at the edges and cause tunnel vision if not treated. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
29 doctors shared insights

Brimonidine (Overview)

Brimonidine is a cancer-related antibiotic which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Are the side effects of brimonidine something to worry about? But I might go blind if I don't use it?

Are the side effects of brimonidine something to worry about?  But I might go blind if I don't use it?

Brimonidine: None that I am aware of, for topical use for treating open-angle glaucoma. Consult your opthalmologist for further reassurance. ...Read more

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I'm a breastfeeding mother my doc said i will take brimonidine tartrate eyedrops it is safe for my baby when i take brimonidine tartrate eyedrops?

I'm a breastfeeding mother my doc said i will take brimonidine tartrate eyedrops it is safe for my baby when i take brimonidine tartrate eyedrops?

Possibly: Brimonidine tartrate is an eye drop used for the treatment of glaucoma. It is not known if this medication is excreted in human breast milk. Animal studies have found excretion of this medication in breast milk. Depending on the severity of glaucoma, the risks and benefits of continuing this medication in this situation should be thoroughly disussed with eye md. ...Read more

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What is Brimonidine used for?

Brimonidine: Brimonidine is used for treatment of open-angle glaucoma. ...Read more

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Can children use Brimonidine?

Can children use Brimonidine?

If indicated: It is used for ocular hypertension or glaucoma, rare in childhood, hence it would be warranted and a doctor would prescribe it ...Read more

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Who should not use Brimonidine?

Who should not use Brimonidine?

Brimonidine: "ALPHAGAN® P is contraindicated in neonates and infants (under the age of 2 years). ALPHAGAN® P is contraindicated in patients who have exhibited a hypersensitivity reaction to any component of this medication in the past." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=264c4494-c225-486f-888a-caaf36be46b3 ...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)?

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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Alphagan (Definition)

Alphagan is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind ...Read more