Apbidin Tm 0.20 % Eye Drops 5 Ml
Timolol: Timolol which is used to treat glaucoma which is characterized by increased pressure in the eye and which may lead to blindness. Timolol is also used to treat high blood pressure, arrhythmias, prevent angina and improve survival chances post heart attack. Timolol is also used to treat headaches due to migraine. Brimonidine: Brimonidine is used to treat open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
How does the drug work ?
Timolol: Timolol belongs to a group of drugs known as beta-blockers. In the eye, timolol decreases fluid production and thus decreases the pressure. Timolol acts by relaxing the blood vessels thereby reducing the blood pressure, making heart relax and pump blood at a slower rate for heart attack patients. Brimonidine: 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 ?Timolol: The side effects of timolol include nausea, pain, numbness, increased sensitivity to light, cramping pain, crusting in eyelids, abnormal sensation in skin, altered sleep, blurred vision, cardiac arrest, constipation, decreased blood pressure, depression, dizziness, eye discharge, dry eye, altered taste, shortness of breath, asthma, eye infection, eye pain, diarrhea, eye irritation, headache, impotence, corneal erosion, inability to empty the urinary bladder, itching, limb swelling, rash, tingling sensation, vomiting, weakness, and worsening of heart failure. Brimonidine: The common side effects of the drug 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:
• Avoid using Apbidin-TM Medicine if allergic to any of the ingredients in it.
• Do not use Apbidin-TM medicine during pregnancy and breast feeding.
• Avoid driving and operating heavy machinery if drowsiness is experienced.
• Take medical consultation before using Apbidin-TM Medicine during pregnancy and breast feeding.
• Do not use other medications or herbal supplements along with Apbidin-TM Medicine.
• Keep Apbidin-TM medicine away from children.
1. Does timolol need to be refrigerated? No. Timolol should not be refrigerated.
2. Is timolol also used to lower blood pressure? Yes. Timolol is used to lower blood pressure apart from treating glaucoma.
3. Am allergic to metoprolol, is it safe to take timolol? Metoprolol and timolol belong to the same group of medicines, so consult your doctor before taking the medicine.
4. Is it safe to take alcohol while on timolol medication? Timolol and alcohol may show additive effects in lowering the blood pressure. Patients may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, or changes in pulse when they take alcohol along with timolol.
5. Is it safe to use timolol during pregnancy? No. timolol is unsafe to be used during pregnancy. Brimonidine:
1. Is Apbidin-Tm same as Alphagan? No. Apbidin Tm 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 brimonidine medication? No. Brimonidine may cause drowsiness and dizziness while on brimonidine medication.
5. Are both timolol and brimonidine similar? No. Timolol is a beta-blocker whereas brimonidine is sympathomimetic whereas both are used in the treatment of glaucoma.