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Combigan Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is brimonidine and timolol ophthalmic (Combigan)?
- What are the possible side effects of brimonidine and timolol ophthalmic (Combigan)?
- What is the most important information I should know about brimonidine and timolol ophthalmic (Combigan)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using brimonidine and timolol ophthalmic (Combigan)?
- How should I use brimonidine and timolol ophthalmic (Combigan)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Combigan)?
- What happens if I overdose (Combigan)?
- What should I avoid while using brimonidine and timolol ophthalmic (Combigan)?
- What other drugs will affect brimonidine and timolol ophthalmic (Combigan)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Combigan)?
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 (Combigan)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine, or if anyone has accidentally swallowed it.
Overdose symptoms may include dizziness, headache, slow heart rate, and feeling short of breath or like you might pass out.
What should I avoid while using brimonidine and timolol ophthalmic (Combigan)?
This medication 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 and timolol ophthalmic. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines.
What other drugs will affect brimonidine and timolol ophthalmic (Combigan)?
Before using brimonidine and timolol ophthalmic, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following medications:
- an antidepressant;
- blood pressure medications;
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- HIV /AIDS medicine such as ritonavir (Norvir);
- an antihistamine such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl);
- an antifungal antibiotic such as terbinafine (Lamisil);
- anti-malaria medication such as hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil);
- medicine to treat psychiatric disorders, such as thioridazine (Mellaril);
- a heart rhythm medication such as propafenone (Rythmol) or quinidine (Quinidex, Quin-Release Quin-G);
- a calcium channel blocker such as amlodipine (Norvasc), diltiazem (Tiazac, Cartia, Cardizem), nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others; or
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), bisoprolol (Zebeta, Ziac), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), timolol (Betimol, Blocadren, Cosopt, Timoptic, Istalol), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with brimonidine and timolol 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 and timolol 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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