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Dr. Bradford Patt
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Alphagan (Definition)

Alphagan is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind ...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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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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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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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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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)?

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 side effects are associated with Brimonidine?

Brimonidine: See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/alphagan-side-effects. Html

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How effective is Brimonidine for treating glaucoma?

How effective is Brimonidine for treating glaucoma?

Effective: Brimonidine is a commonly used eye drop to lower eye pressure, which in turn treats glaucoma. While it is effective in many patients, it is not necessarily effective in all patients. Some patients need more then one eye drop, or even surgery, due to disease severity. ...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
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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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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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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

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What is the definition or description of: Brimonidine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Brimonidine allergy?

Drug reaction: Brimonidine is a standard treatment in eye drop form for glaucoma. It causes some degree of redness with chronic use. A few will develop allergic reaction to this which causes redness, itching and swelling after application of the drop. There are alternatives. ...Read more

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For 7 years im taking brimonidine opthamolic and pred-forte for uveitis. How long can I take these without risks? I just received a warning on brimon.

Ask your doctor: This is an important question about a specialized problem. Your ophthalmologist is the best person to answer this question. You should not stop the medicines without his or her advice. ...Read more

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Role of brimonidine in anterior ischemic optic neuropathy?

Role of brimonidine in anterior ischemic optic neuropathy?

Questionable: Some think that it can help increase blood flow to the optic nerve but this has not been proven. But will not hurt. ...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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Do Prozac (fluoxetine), trusopt, brimonidine, and Lumigan interfer with each other?

Do Prozac (fluoxetine), trusopt, brimonidine, and Lumigan interfer with each other?

NO interference.: Trusopt (dorzolamide ophthalmic), brimonidine ophthalmic, Lumigan (bimatoprost ophthalmic), Prozac (fluoxetine) (antidepressant) have no known interactions among them. Best regards. ...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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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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Brimonidine (Definition)

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