Alphagen P drops, also known by its generic name Brimonidine, is a medication used to treat open-angle glaucoma or high fluid pressure in the eye. Open-angle glaucoma occurs when the eye’s drainage canals become clogged, which increases pressure on the eye and damage to the optic nerve occurs.
This medication lowers the pressure of the eye by allowing better fluid drainage in the eye. It also reduces the amount of fluid formed in the eye.
If you are using another kind of eye medication, wait at least 5 minutes before applying another medication to the eye. It is also important to continue using Brimonidine if you don’t have any symptoms. This medication must be used regularly in order to benefit from it. Use the drops at the same time every day.
This drug is not recommended for children under 2 years old because this drug can cause an increased risk of slowed breathing, which can be deadly.
Some common side effects of Brimonidine drops include:
If the following side effects occur, contact your doctor:
What do I tell my doctor before using these drops?
Tell your doctor if you have a medical history of blood vessel diseases, blood circulation disorders, depression, severe heart disease, kidney disease, and liver disease.
Can I drink alcohol while taking these drops?
This drug may make you dizzy, drowsy, or blur your vision. Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive or use heavy machinery until you know you can do it safely. Talk to your doctor if you consume cannabis or drink regularly.