Brimonidine belongs to a class of medications called alpha-adrenergic agonists, which is used to treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition where the nerve in the eye is damaged, and is usually associated with increased eye pressure. Untreated glaucoma can affect your eyesight and cause blindness. Brimonidine helps to lower the pressure in your eye by reducing production and increasing drainage of fluid in the eye.
If these side effects happen and do not go away, check with your healthcare professional as soon as possible.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
If you forget to use a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Then use your next dose at the usual time. Do not use two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Record the date opened on the eye drop bottle. Discard this medication one month after opening.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
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