Alphagan Eyedrops (Brimonidine) Customer Reviews

Alphagan Eyedrops

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Brimonidine is prescribed for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma or elevated intraocular pressure. By facilitating improved drainage of fluid from the eye and reducing the formation of fluid, this medication helps to mitigate the risk of vision loss, nerve damage, or blindness. Brimonidine is classified as an alpha agonist.

Uses and Dosage

Ophthalmic brimonidine is formulated as a liquid solution to be administered by instillation into the eyes. It is typically administered three times a day to the affected eye(s). To ensure optimal results, administer the drops at roughly the same time each day, with an interval of approximately eight hours between each of the three daily doses. Use brimonidine eye drops precisely as directed, refraining from using more or less than prescribed, or using them more frequently than instructed by your physician.

While brimonidine eye drops may help manage your condition, they are not curative in nature. Accordingly, it is essential to continue using them as prescribed even if you feel better. Do not cease using brimonidine eye drops without first consulting with your physician.

To administer the eye drops, the following steps should be followed:

  1. Thoroughly wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Do not allow the dropper tip to touch the eye or any other surface, and ensure that it is kept clean.
  3. Tilt the head back and pull down the lower lid of the eye using the index finger to form a pocket.
  4. Hold the dropper as close to the eye as possible without making contact, and brace the remaining fingers against the face.
  5. Squeeze the dropper gently to instill a single drop in the pocket created by the lower eyelid while looking upwards.
  6. Remove the index finger from the lower eyelid and keep the eye closed for 2-3 minutes while tilting the head down.
  7. Apply gentle pressure to the tear duct using a finger.
  8. Use a tissue to wipe off any excess liquid from the face.
  9. Wash hands to remove any residual medication.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • itchy, irritated, red, stinging, or burning eyes
  • dry eyes
  • watery or runny eyes
  • red or swollen eyelids
  • sensitivity to light
  • blurred vision
  • headache
  • drowsiness
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • dry mouth
  • runny nose and other cold symptoms
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • flu-like symptoms
  • pain or pressure in the face
  • heartburn

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • rash
  • difficulty breathing
  • seeing specks or flashes of light
  • blind spots
  • fainting
  • dizziness
  • nausea


Prior to using this medication, inform your healthcare provider or pharmacist of any known allergies to this medication or to apraclonidine, or any other allergies you may have. This product may contain inactive ingredients that could result in allergic reactions or other complications.

Prior to using this medication, disclose your medical history to your healthcare provider or pharmacist, particularly if you have a history of blood vessel diseases such as thromboangiitis obliterans, blood circulation disorders such as cerebral or coronary insufficiency, depression, severe heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, Raynaud’s disease, or low blood pressure upon standing (orthostatic hypotension).

This medication may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or temporary vision blurring. Avoid driving, operating machinery, or performing any activities that require alertness or clear vision until you are able to safely do so.

Caution should be exercised when administering this medication to children, as they may be more susceptible to its side effects, particularly drowsiness.

During pregnancy, this medication should only be used when absolutely necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your healthcare provider.

It is currently unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Please consult your healthcare provider prior to breastfeeding.

Form and Strength

Alphagan Eyedrops is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Alphagan Eyedrops eye solution:

    • 0.2%
  • brimonidine eye solution:

    • 0.2%


How long does it take for Alphagan Eyedrops to lower eye pressure?

After topical instillation, Alphagan Eyedrops reduces IOP within 1 hour, and the peak effect occurs at 2–3 hours after dosing.

Should Alphagan Eyedrops be refrigerated?

If you refrigerate Alphagan, the drops themselves will feel cool and soothing to the surface of your eye when you use them.



Additional information

Generic name:



Eye Solution



Quantities Available:

5mL, 10mL, 15mL

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