Combigan (Brimonidine/Timolol) – Product Information
Combigan is an eye-drop prescription medication. It is made for people who have glaucoma. If you wish to know more about how to buy Combigan, visit our “How to Order” page. That’s where we have shared all information about purchasing it online and other important tips. You can also view our coupon page for updates as currently we do not have Combigan coupon available; however, if you pay by check you can save 5% on each order.
Ensure that you call us or click our live chat tool about any questions you might have. Our brand Combigan eye drops are manufactured by Allergan. We provide it in the following dosage: 0.2% brimonidine and 0.5% timolol. The eye drops are available in bottles of 5 mL and 10 mL size. Also, we have a generic version of Combigan in similar dosages. If you want to save money, visit us online and select the dosage boxes above to view Combigan cost.
What is Combigan used for?
Combigan is a medicine for treating glaucoma. It is basically an eye drop that contains two distinct medicines, timolol and brimonidine, which minimize high pressure in the eye. While Brimonidine is in the alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonists group of drugs, Timolol is a beta-blocker. When only a beta-blocker is used to reduce high pressure in the eye, it’s not effective. That’s where Combigan comes in.
But, what causes high pressure in eye? Naturally, the eye consists of a clear and watery liquid that enables it to function properly. It is continually produced and drained out of the eye. If the eye stops draining this liquid quick enough, the pressure builds up inside. If nothing is done, the high pressure might eventually damage your eyesight.
On the other hand, if Combigan is used, the eye sight can be protected. Combigan reduces the production of the eye liquid and raises the amount being drained out.
How is Combigan dosage taken?
Put only one drop of Combigan in the affected eye. Do this accurately two times a day. If using Combigan with another eye drop product, apply it at least five minutes later. As your medical case is unique, take Combigan as instructed by your doctor. Prior to applying, ensure that the seal on the bottle is tamper-proof. Then wash your hands and open the bottle.
Pull down your lower eye-lid until a tiny pocket shows. Then release just one drop of Combigan into that area ensuring that the tip of bottle does not touch your eye. Close the bottle immediately. Next, Release your lower eyelid, close your eye and press a finger against the point where your eye and nose meet. If you forget your dose, use Combigan when you remember. This does not mean that you use two drops in one eye as that will be an overdose. Then, resume your normal dosing routine.
What are the side effects of Combigan?
There are side effects you should be aware of if you are using Combigan. These include:
- Redness or a burning sensation in the eye
- An allergy inside the eye or the skin surrounding the eye
- Irritation in the eye
- Inflammation, swelling or reddening of the eyelid
- Itching in the eye or eyelid
- Interrupted vision
- Eye dryness
- Sticky eyes
- White spots on the transparent layer covering the eye surface.
Are there precautions of using Combigan Eye Drops?
If your doctor has prescribed Combigan to you, it is good to be careful when using it. Take these precautions to be safe:
- Do not use Combigan if you are allergic to the ingredients in it, including timolol, brimonidine, tartrate and beta blockers among others.
- Avoid Combigan if you live with asthma, chronic obstructive bronchitis, or another respiratory problem.
- Don’t use Combigan if you have a low heart rate, heart rhythm disorders or heart failure.
- Avoid this eye drop product if you are also using antidepressants or monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
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.