Active ingredients: brimonidine
What it is used for
INDICATIONS: Alphagan eye drops are effective as monotherapy for lowering intraocular pressure in patients with chronic open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension in whom (Beta symbol)-blockers are not tolerated or are contraindicated. INDICATIONS AS AT 7 DECEMBER 1999: ALPHAGAN eye drops are effective in lowering elevated intraocular pressure in patients with chronic open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. ALPHAGAN eye drops can be used in the treatment of glaucoma either as monotherapy or in combination with topical beta-blockers.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Ophthalmic
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Lifetime is 2 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear, greenish-yellow solution
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient brimonidine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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