Apbidin P 0.15 % Eye Drops 5 Ml
Brimonidine is used to treat open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
How does the drug work ?
Brimonidine is classified under a group of medicines known as sympathomimetics. Brimonidine acts by reducing the amount of fluid in the eye and thus, reducing the eye pressure.
What are the common side effects ?The common side effects of brimonidine include headache, watery eyes, eye redness, dry eye, eye itching, eye swelling, nasal congestion, insomnia, cold symptoms, dry mouth, numbness, drowsiness, lip swelling, running nose, burning sensation in eye, blurred vision, and tingling sensation in eye.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Patients allergic to brimonidine from their previous experience should avoid Apbidin P.
• Consult the doctor before taking Apbidin P, if the patient is already taking any other medication for high blood pressure or a heart condition or other beta blockers.
• Patients with asthma or other respiratory diseases that cause breathing problems should avoid Apbidin P.
• Patients with diabetes, thyroid disorder, liver or kidney dysfunction or ulcers, pheochromocytoma should consult the doctor before starting Apbidin P medication.
• Avoid Apbidin P in patients who are breastfeeding or pregnant.
• Apbidin P side effects include dizziness or tiredness, so do not drive or operate machinery.
1. Is Alphagan same as Combigan? No. Combigan is the combination of brimonidine and timolol, whereas, Alphagan consists of only brimonidine.
2. Does brimonidine cause fatigue? Yes. Fatigue is a very common side effect of the drug brimonidine.
3. Is it safe to take alcohol while on brimonidine medication? No. Taking alcohol with brimonidine medication may lead to the lowering of blood pressure.
4. Is it safe to drive while on Alphagan p 0.1? No. Alphagan 0.1 contains brimonidine may cause drowsiness and dizziness. So, avoid driving for some time after taking this medication.
5. What should I do if I miss a dose of Alphagan 0.1 eye drops? Do not worry but take it as soon as you remember. If it too late, then take the next dose at its scheduled time.