Alphagan P (Brimonidine)
Alphagan P (Brimonidine) Product information
Alphagan P is similar to Alphagan in that it is prescribed to patients suffering from open angle glaucoma, or ocular hypertension. The medications are different however, as Alphagan P contains the preservative Purite, rather than the most common preservative found in eye drop medications: benzalkonium chloride.
Also known as Brimonidine, is a treatment for increased eye pressure, and it's function is to lower the amount of fluid in the eye. This medication is usually placed in a group of drugs called adrenergic agonists or alpha agonists.
Alpha agonists attach to and activate alpha receptors inside the eye, in result, the aqueous humor (eye fluid) reduces and the rate of drainage increases, lowering the pressure in eyes.
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Alphagan P, also marketed as Alphagan Z is available in 0.1% and 0.15% doses. Only the brand is available in the 0.1% strength, but the 0.15% dose comes in both brand and generic options.
The brand medication is manufactured by Allergan, and the generic , Brimonidine, is manufactured by AA Pharma.
There are different selections for where your order might be shipped from. Order's from the United Kingdom and Canada take approximately 7-10 business days in transit to the US, while order's shipped from other locations can take an estimated 10-18 business days to arrive.
To compare the cost between the brand and generic eye drops, simply select the dosage box above to display prices.
The normal dosage for an adult who has intraocular hypertension or glaucoma is one drop in the sick eye. This drop should be put in the eye three times a day in equal intervals (every 8 hours). Alphagan P can be used along with other topical ophthalmic drugs. However, wait five minutes after administering each medicine.
To obtain maximum benefits from this product, use it exactly as your doctor advises, and follow all directions without missing a dose even when your symptoms improve.
Use the drops at least ten minutes prior to inserting your soft contact lenses to protect them from damage, also, always wash your hands thoroughly before and after using the medication.
When using these eye drops, tilt your head back and pull down your lower eyelid with one hand. Use your free hand to hold the dropper, and looking away from the tip, only squeeze one drop into your eye. Close your eyes for one to two minutes and then gently press your finger to the inner corner of your eyes for a minute, as this will ensure that the medicine works. Wait five minutes to use any other eye drops you have been prescribed.
The most common side effects include the following:
- Slight itchiness
- Reddening of eyes
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
If you notice more serious side effects, such as eye pain, more watering, serious swelling and discomfort around the treated eye, call a doctor for immediate support.
If using this eye drop to treat your eyes, then follow some measures to ensure you are safe and successful. These include:
- Don’t take if you are allergic to brimonidine
- Avoid if you suffer from heart issues, including blood circulation problems
- If you have clogged arteries or coronary artery disease
- Avoid if you suffer from low blood pressure or depression
- If you have Buerger disease or Raynaud’s syndrome
The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.