General Information
 
Uses
 
What should I know before taking this drug
 
Precautions
 
Dosage information
  
Adverse reactions
 
Storage
 
Additional information if any
 
 
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Brimonidine is prescription drug. It is sold from the pharmacy store only in the presence of written instructions known as prescription from a licensed healthcare provider. 

Pronunciation

Brimonidine is pronounced as: bri MO ni deen 

What is brimonidine?

Brimonidine is anti glaucoma drug.
 

Common uses of brimonidine

Brimonidine is used in the treatment of open angle glaucoma and high pressure in side the eye. 

 
 

When not to take brimonidine

Do not use brimonidine if you are taking mono amino oxidase inhibitors (MAOI).

 

What are the precautions I should follow for brimonidine?

Children:
Use of bromonidine in less than 2 years old children is not recommended as its safety and effectiveness is not established. In children 2 - 7 years old use of brominidine might cause drowsiness technically called as somnolence.  

Old people: 
Caution is advised while its use in older people.
 
 
Pregnant woman:
Brimonidine belongs to FDA pregnancy category B. This means that brominidine is safe during pregnancy and is not expected to cause any harm to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning for conception.
 
 
Lactating women: 
It is not known whether brominidine passes into breast milk or if it could harm the baby. Do not take brominidine with out first talking to doctor if you are breast feeding baby. 
 
Other:
 

What are the dosage forms brimonidine is available in the market

Brimonidine is available in the form of eye drops.
 

Doses for brimonidine

Brimonidine 0.2 % solution: Use one drop 2 – 3 times daily for intro ocular hypertension and open angle glaucoma.
 

What about if I missed the dose of brimonidine

If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at same time to cover up the missed dose.

In case of overdose contact your nearest poison control centre or emergency medical centre for immediate care by physician. 

 
 
Side effects for brominidine are 
  • Itchiness in the eye
  • Blurred vision
  • Drowsiness, headache
  • Irregular heart beat
     

When to consult the health expert about the side effects of brimonidine

Stop the medication and consult your doctor If any of the above side effects become worse or any allergic reactions like difficult breathing, rash, swollen face, lips, tongue are noticed. 

How do I store brimonidine?

Store betaxolol at room temp (25 degrees C / 77 degrees F). Avoid excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight, never store in the bathroom.

Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any left over portion is disposed off safely. 
 
 
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