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Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml

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FORMULABrimonidine Tartrate 0.2 %
COMPANYAllergan
TYPEDrop
About

About

Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is prescribed to patients suffering from increased intraocular pressure and glaucoma.Alpha 2 receptors in the eye are in charge of regulating intraocular pressure of the eye and thereby by selectively stimulating these receptors,Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is able to reduce the production of fluid (aqueous humor) in the eye as well as causing an outflow of aqueous humor from the eye.Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is not prescribed to patients under the age of 18 years and is prescribed to pregnant and lactating mothers only if necessary and under the supervision of a doctor.

A drop of Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml in each eye is the recommended dosage.The dosage can be increased to two drops or reduced depending on the patient’s stage of illness and any adverse effects felt by the patient.Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml must be applied with clean hands,make sure the eyedropper or tube tip doesn't touch the surface of the eye or any other surface.It is imperative that the tip of the dropper/tube and hands are always clean before the application of Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml.Make sure to shake Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml container well before each use and to replace the cap of the Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml immediately after each use.

To apply Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml,pull the head back slightly,then the lower eyelid is pulled down to create a small space where a drop of solution from the tip is applied.Close eye for a minute or two after Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml application,while applying pressure at the inner corner of the eye (area near the nose) to prevent solution from draining into the nasal and/or oral passages.Do not rub or blink after applying eye drops.If the recommended dosage is more than one drop of Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml then the above steps are to be repeated.{{product} may cause blurred vision,headache and dry eyes,these effects are temporary and tend to resolve on their own in a few days' time.

Indications

Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml can be used to treat:

  • Intraocular hypertension 
  • Open angle glaucoma
  • Redness of the eyes 

How Does Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml Work

Alpha 2 receptors in the eye are in charge of regulating intraocular pressure of the eye and thereby by selectively stimulating these receptors,Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is able to reduce the production of fluid (aqueous humor) in the eye as well as causing an outflow of aqueous humor from the eye.

How To Use Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml

Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml must be applied with clean hands,make sure the eyedropper or tube tip doesn't touch the surface of the eye or any other surface.It is imperative that the tip of the dropper/tube and hands are always clean before the application of Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml.Make sure to shake Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml container well before each use and to replace the cap of the Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml immediately after each use.

To apply Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml,pull the head back slightly,then the lower eyelid is pulled down to create a small space where a drop of solution from the tip is applied.Close eye for a minute or two after Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml application,while applying pressure at the inner corner of the eye (area near the nose) to prevent solution from draining into the nasal and/or oral passages.Do not rub or blink after applying eye drops.If the recommended dosage is more than one drop of Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml then the above steps are to be repeated.

Before applying any other eyedrop that might be prescribed along with Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml,the patient is to wait 5-10 minutes.Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is recommended to be applied at the same time each day and for the recommended time period.Excess of Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml may be wiped clean with a clean tissue or cloth.Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is not to be stopped abruptly even after experiencing a decrease in symptoms without consulting a physician.

There is a risk that Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml usage may result in stains on contact lenses and it is therefore advised to apply Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml a minimum of 15-20 minutes before wearing the contact lenses.Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is available in solution and in an ointment from.Intraocular pressures are to be routinely measured while undergoing treatment with Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml.

Dosage

Adult Dosage 

A drop in each eye is recommended to patients to be applied twice daily.

Child Dosage 

Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is not recommended for patients under the age of 18 years of age.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is to be prescribed to pregnant women only if very necessary and under the care and supervision of an opthamologist.Same goes for breastfeeding mothers as trace amounts of Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is seen in breastmilk.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml:

  • Allergy to Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml or any other medicine
  • Pregnant women 
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Contact lens 
  • Patients aged below 18 years of age 
  • Moderate to severe heart diseases 
  • Raynaud’s syndrome 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml:

  • Depression 
  • Other eye medications 
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Moderate to severe kidney illnesses 
  • Moderate to severe liver illnesses 
  • Alcohol consumption 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml:

  • Antihypertensives 
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
  • Antidepressants
  • Other eye medications

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml has certain side effects which include:

  • Dizziness 
  • Headache 
  • Stinging of the eye 
  • Dry mouth 
  • Fatigue 

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Discharge of the eye 
  • Swelling of the eye 
  • Eye irritation
  • Blurred vision

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  •  Dry Mouth- Can be helped by sipping water throughout the day,chewing sugarless gum and using alcohol free mouthwash,allowing ice to melt in the mouth or using a saliva substitute.
  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths,intake tea or coffee,get a good night’s rest and not to over burden themselves for a few days.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak -If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.

Key Facts About Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml

  • Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is prescribed for increased intraocular pressure and open angle glaucoma
  • Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is to be used twice daily
  • Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is not prescribed for pregnant and breastfeeding women 
  • Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml may temporarily cause headaches,dizziness and blurred vision
  • Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is not prescribed for patients aged 18 years and below

FAQs

#1.HOW TO STORE Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml?

Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#2.WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#3.HOW IS Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml SUPPOSED TO BE APPLIED?

Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml must be applied with clean hands,make sure the eyedropper or tube tip doesn't touch the surface of the eye or any other surface.It is imperative that the tip of the dropper/tube and hands are always clean before the application of Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml.Make sure to shake Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml container well before each use and to replace the cap of the Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml immediately after each use.

To apply Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml,pull the head back slightly,then the lower eyelid is pulled down to create a small space where a drop of solution from the tip is applied.Close eye for a minute or two after Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml application,while applying pressure at the inner corner of the eye (area near the nose) to prevent solution from draining into the nasal and/or oral passages.Do not rub or blink after applying eye drops.If the recommended dosage is more than one drop of Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml then the above steps are to be repeated.

#4.HOW DOES Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml WORK?

Alpha 2 receptors in the eye are in charge of regulating intraocular pressure of the eye and thereby by selectively stimulating these receptors,Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is able to reduce the production of fluid (aqueous humor) in the eye as well as causing an outflow of aqueous humor from the eye.

#5.CAN Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml BE USED DURING MY PREGNANCY?

Yes,Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is only prescribed if very necessary during pregnancy and under the care and supervision of a medical professional.

#6.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml?

  • Blurred vision 
  • Dry eyes
  • Stinging of eyes 
  • Burning sensation
  • Headache 

#7.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE PAINKILLERS WHILE TAKING Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml?

Yes.Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml under the supervision of a doctor.

#8.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Yes.There is no evidence to suggest that Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml interacts with oral contraceptives.

#9.CAN OTHER EYE DROPS BE USED ALONG WITH Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml?

Before applying any other eyedrop that might be prescribed along with Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml,the patient is to wait 5-10 minutes.Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is recommended to be applied at the same time each day and for the recommended time period.Excess of Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml may be wiped clean with a clean tissue or cloth.Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is not to be stopped abruptly even after experiencing a decrease in symptoms as Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is meant to be tapered off and stopping it before time may even result in a return of bacterial infection.

#10.CAN CONTACT LENS BE WORN ALONG WITH Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml?

There is a risk that Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml usage may result in stains on contact lenses and it is therefore advised to apply Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml a minimum of 15-20 minutes before wearing the contact lenses.Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml is available in solution and in an ointment from.Intraocular pressures are to be routinely measured while undergoing treatment with Alphagan Eye 0.20% Drop 5 ml.

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