What is ALPHAGAN® P 0.1%?
P 0.1% ophthalmic solution is an FDA-approved eye medication that's proven to lower high
eye pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
Will ALPHAGAN® P 0.1% cure my open-angle glaucoma?
No. There is no cure for glaucoma. But high eye pressure is a risk factor that can be treated.
How do I use ALPHAGAN® P 0.1%?
ALPHAGAN® P 0.1% ophthalmic solution exactly as your eye doctor
prescribed. ALPHAGAN® P 0.1% ophthalmic solution may be used with
other topical drug products to lower eye pressure. If you are taking more than 1 eye
medication, administer them at least 5 minutes apart.
What are the most common side effects of ALPHAGAN®
The most common side effects of ALPHAGAN®
P 0.1% are eye allergies
(allergic conjunctivitis), eye redness (hyperemia), and itchy eyes. If you develop these or other side effects,
contact your eye doctor immediately concerning the continued use of ALPHAGAN® P 0.1%.
Ten percent to 20% of patients experienced allergic conjunctivitis, conjunctival hyperemia, and eye pruritus.
Five percent to 9% of patients experienced burning sensation, conjunctival folliculosis, hypertension, ocular allergic reaction,
oral dryness, and visual disturbance.
What can I do to manage my high eye pressure?
You can help manage your high IOP
by staying on your medication and using ALPHAGAN® P 0.1% ophthalmic solution exactly as your eye
care professional prescribed. You should talk to your eye care professional
before you stop using ALPHAGAN® P 0.1%. You should also see your
eye care professional for checkups on a regular basis.
Who should NOT use ALPHAGAN® P 0.1%?*
ALPHAGAN® P 0.1% should not be used for neonates and infants (children under the age of 2).
You should also not use ALPHAGAN® P 0.1% if you have allergies to any of the ingredients in ALPHAGAN® P 0.1%.
ALPHAGAN® P 0.1% eyedrops can be absorbed by your body, which may be of concern if you have other
medical conditions or are taking other drugs.
So, tell your doctor about your other medications, especially:
- Heart or blood pressure medicines, such as beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers
- Certain types of antidepressants, including those known as "tricyclic antidepressants" and "MAO inhibitors"
It is also very important to tell your doctor if you have:
- Heart problems
- Upcoming surgery for your eyes
- Eye trauma or injury
*These risks are not the only risks associated with ALPHAGAN® P 0.1%. If you experience these or other side effects,
you should immediately contact your eye care professional.
INDICATIONS AND USAGE
ALPHAGAN® P (brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution) 0.1% or 0.15%
is an alpha-adrenergic receptor agonist indicated for the reduction of elevated
intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Neonates and Infants (under the age of 2 years): ALPHAGAN®
P is contraindicated in neonates and infants (under the age of 2 years).
Hypersensitivity Reactions: ALPHAGAN® P is contraindicated
in patients who have exhibited a hypersensitivity reaction to any component of this
medication in the past.
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