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Alphagan-P Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is brimonidine ophthalmic (Alphagan-P)?
- What are the possible side effects of brimonidine ophthalmic (Alphagan-P)?
- What is the most important information I should know about brimonidine ophthalmic (Alphagan-P)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using brimonidine ophthalmic (Alphagan-P)?
- How should I use brimonidine ophthalmic (Alphagan-P)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Alphagan-P)?
- What happens if I overdose (Alphagan-P)?
- What should I avoid while using brimonidine ophthalmic (Alphagan-P)?
- What other drugs will affect brimonidine ophthalmic (Alphagan-P)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Alphagan-P)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Alphagan-P)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine, or if anyone has accidentally swallowed it. An overdose of brimonidine ophthalmic is unlikely to cause life-threatening side effects.
What should I avoid while using brimonidine ophthalmic (Alphagan-P)?
Brimonidine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid using any eye medications your doctor has not prescribed.
Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, sedatives, and medicine for seizures can add to sleepiness caused by brimonidine ophthalmic. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines.
What other drugs will affect brimonidine ophthalmic (Alphagan-P)?
Before using brimonidine ophthalmic, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following medications:
- blood pressure medications;
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), betaxolol (Betoptic, Kerlone), bisoprolol (Zebeta), carteolol (Cartrol, Ocupress), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), timolol (Betimol, Blocadren, Cosopt, Timoptic, Istalol), and others; or
- antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), doxepin (Sinequan), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with brimonidine ophthalmic. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about brimonidine ophthalmic.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Alphagan-P Information
- Alphagan-P Drug Interactions Center: brimonidine opht
- Alphagan-P Side Effects Center
- Alphagan-P Overview including Precautions
- Alphagan-P FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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