Why would an eye doctor not give me alphagan (brimonidine) for eye pain?

Not an analgesic. Unless your eye pressure is elevated and is the cause of your eye pain, otherwise, Alphagan (brimonidine) is not indicated for ocular pain.

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Why would an eye doctor not give me alphagan (brimonidine) for eye pain?

Wrong product. Alphagan (brimonidine) is a drop designed to lower the internal eye pressure (treating glaucoma). It is not a pain reliever but others are available. If you have eye pain, and the diagnosis has been determined, there are a variety of agents to treat the cause and eliminate the pain. Ask your ophthalmologist. Read more...
Not a pain med. Alphagan (brimonidine) is not for pain. It is a glaucoma drop. Most important is to determine cause of the eye pain. Once that is determined, you can treat the cause of the pain. Alphagan (brimonidine) has several side effects as well. Read more...

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...

My mom has been using allergan alphagan (brimonidine) purite for reducing eye pressure, but her eyes became blood red after 4 bottles. What seems to be the problem?

Likely allergy. Most likely an allergy to alphagan (brimonidine). It is very common. Sometimes it will resolve after a few days. If it doesn't, have her see the prescribing doctor to discuss alternative medications for her glaucoma. Read more...