Allergan | Alphagan (Medication)
Alphagan P reduces the amount of fluid in the eye, which decreases pressure inside the eye. Alphagan P is used to treat open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high pressure inside the eye)….
Alphagan: Side Effects
Stop using Alphagan and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: slow or uneven heart rate; pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest; shallow breathing, feeling like you might pass out; severe swelling, redness, or discomfort in or around your eye; eye pain or increased watering; or numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet.
Less serious side effects may include: burning, stinging, or itching of your eyes; feeling like something is in your eye; blurred vision; redness of the eye or eyelid; mildly swollen or puffy eyes; sensitivity to light; nausea, upset stomach; headache, dizziness; muscle pain; tired feeling; sleep problems (insomnia); dry nose or mouth; or unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth….
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to brimonidine or if you have any other allergies. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood vessel diseases (thromboangiitis obliterans), blood circulation disorders (cerebral or coronary insufficiency), depression, severe heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, Raynaud’s disease, low blood pressure upon standing (orthostatic hypotension).
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Alcoholic beverages should be limited.
Caution is advised when using this medication in children because they may be more sensitive to its side effects, especially drowsiness.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor’s advice….