Alphagan P Information:
Alphagan P (generic name: Brimonidine Ophthalmic) is an eye drop drug which is prescribed for patients with open-angle glaucoma. It is also used to treat other eye conditions that cause high pressure in the eyes. Brimonidine ophthalmic works by reducing intraocular pressure in the eye. It does this by increasing the amount of fluid that drains from the eye. This is the only treatable risk factor in glaucoma. It helps to drain fluid through two separate pathways of the eye, which makes it an extremely effective therapy to help manage open-angle glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition where fluid in the eye increases pressure, and this can cause irreversible damage to the optic nerves which in turn leads to loss of vision or blindness. There are many different types of glaucoma, depending on the underlying cause of the damage to the optic nerves. Alphagan P is directed for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma and may not be used for other types of glaucoma.
Alphagan P Side Effects:
As with any drug, there may be side effects from taking Alphagan P including mild eye discomfort, stinging or burning in the eyes after using Alphagan P, dizziness, feeling like there is something stuck in the eye and dry or watery eyes. More serious side effects may include redness or swelling of the eye, itching or pain in or around the eye, oozing or discharge from the eye, changes in vision and sensitivity to light. If you experience any side effects you must seek medical attention immediately for safety.
Alphagan P Directions:
You should follow the instructions of the doctor who prescribed Alphagan P to you. Directions and dosage information can also be found on the pack or leaflet inside the pack. Alphagan P comes in liquid eye drop form. To use Alphagan P, tilt your head back and pull your lower eyelid down to create a pocket. Gently squeeze on the dropper until one drop falls into the eye, then close your eye and move the eyeball around to ensure the liquid is distributed all around the eye. It is advisable to put a finger over the tear duct to stop the liquid from draining out. Alphagan P should be stored at room temperature away from direct sunlight and heat.
Alphagan P Precautions:
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients of Alphagan P, you should avoid taking it and inform your doctor. You must consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions including any other eye condition including conjunctivitis. You must consult your doctor if you are taking any other medications as they may interact with Alphagan P, including any vitamins, minerals and herbal medications. It is important that you inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding as Alphagan Pmay cause harm to unborn and new born babies.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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