Alphagan is used for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension or high pressure inside the eye. Alphagan or Brimonidine is related with the class of medications recognized as alpha-2-adrenergic receptor agonists. This medication is available in the form of eye-drop and it helps to lessen the strain inside the eye of patients with open-angle glaucoma or intraocular hypertension. Alphagan is a selective alpha-2 agonist that is known for lowering intraocular pressure with minimal effects on cardiovascular and pulmonary parameters. Its exclusive dual system of action helps to reduce the intraocular pressure by lessening the aqueous humor construction and growing uveoscleral outflow.
You must stay away from the overdose of it. Take the dosage according to the instruction of the doctor. If overdose is taken by you just call to your doctor immediately or else it may cause a harsh problem for you.
Overuse and unnecessary use of this eye drop can cause some serious side effects like redness in eyes, pain, itching and swelling in the eyes. If you face any kind of side effects, just contact your eye specialist urgently.
You must discuss the risks, benefits, dosage and side effects with your doctor too. Take the dose according to the prescription of your doctor. Do not take overdose of this medicine. You must tell your medical history to your doctor so that he guides you better. Do not let anyone else use your medicine otherwise it may be harmful for that person to take this medicine without the permission of the doctor. Avoid taking this medicine if you have allergy from this drug or from any of its components.