Brimonidine Eye Drops (Brimonidine Tartrate)
What is Brimonidine Eye Drops (Brimonidine Tartrate) used for?
Brimonidine Eye Drops (Brimonidine Tartrate) is an ophthalmic medication prescribed to treat open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. It operates by reducing the amount of fluid in the eye to reduce pressure and prevent symptoms such as pain, limited vision, or potential damage to the optic nerve. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Brimonidine Eye Drops (Brimonidine Tartrate)?
Brimonidine Eye Drops (Brimonidine Tartrate) is normally applied once daily at a dosage of one drop intot he affected eye, but your particular instructions will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To administer these doses gently shake the bottle to mix its contents, tilt your head back slightly, pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated, and dispensing one drop into the eye. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medication and leave the eye closed for thirty seconds to allow it to be absorbed. Observe the medication before use to make sure it is not cloudy or discoloured as this may indicate contamination.
What are the side effects of Brimonidine Eye Drops (Brimonidine Tartrate)?
The use of Brimonidine Eye Drops (Brimonidine Tartrate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects possibly requiring emergency medical attention include severe eye pain, burning sensations, swelling, discomfort, or discharge from the eye. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to ensure the correct adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Brimonidine Eye Drops (Brimonidine Tartrate) should not be administered to patients who are under the age of twelve, breastfeeding, pregnant, or taking any MAOI medications. You are also recommended to inform your doctor if you have depression, angina, cardiovascular disease, reduced blood flow to the brain, narrowing of the blood vessels, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring adjustments to your treatment. Always remove your contact lenses before use.
Strictly use Brimonidine Eye Drops (Brimonidine Tartrate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Brimonidine Eye Drops (Brimonidine Tartrate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.