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Very limited information exists on accidental ingestion of brimonidine in adults; the only adverse reaction reported to date has been hypotension. Symptoms of brimonidine overdose have been reported in neonates, infants, and children receiving ALPHAGAN® P (brimonidine tartrate) as part of medical treatment of congenital glaucoma or by accidental oral ingestion (see Use In Specific Populations). Treatment of an oral overdose includes supportive and symptomatic therapy; a patent airway should be maintained.
Neonates and Infants (under the age of 2 years)
ALPHAGAN® P (brimonidine tartrate) is contraindicated in neonates and infants (under the age of 2 years).
ALPHAGAN® P (brimonidine tartrate) is contraindicated in patients who have exhibited a hypersensitivity reaction to any component of this medication in the past.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/14/2010
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