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Brimonidine 0.2% ophthalmic solution is indicated for lowering intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension
Dosage & Administration
The recommended dose is one drop of Brimonidine Tartrate ophthalmic solution 0.2% in the affected eye(s) three times daily, approximately 8 hours apart. Brimonidine Tartrate ophthalmic solution 0.2% may be used concomitantly with other topical ophthalmic drug products to lower intraocular pressure. If more than one topical ophthalmic product is being used, the products should be administered at least 5 minutes apart.
Adverse events occurring in approximately 10-30% of the subjects, in descending order of incidence, included oral dryness, ocular hyperemia, burning and stinging, headache, blurring, foreign body sensation, fatigue/drowsiness, conjunctival follicles, ocular allergic reactions, and ocular pruritus. Events occurring in approximately 3-9% of the subjects, in descending order included corneal staining/erosion, photophobia, eyelid erythema, ocular ache/pain, ocular dryness, tearing, upper respiratory symptoms, eyelid edema, conjunctival edema, dizziness, blepharitis, ocular irritation, gastrointestinal symptoms, asthenia, conjunctival blanching, abnormal vision and muscular pain. The following adverse reactions were reported in less than 3% of the patients: lid crusting, conjunctival hemorrhage, abnormal taste, insomnia, conjunctival discharge, depression, hypertension, anxiety, palpitations/arrhythmias, nasal dryness and syncope.
Pregnancy & Lactation
There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. In animal studies, Brimonidine crossed the placenta and entered into the fetal circulation to a limited extent. Brimonidine Tartrate ophthalmic solution 0.2% should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit to the mother justifies the potential risk to the fetus. It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk; in animal studies Brimonidine Tartrate was excreted in breast milk. A decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug, taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.
Precautions & Warnings
Although Brimonidine Tartrate ophthalmic solution 0.2% had minimal effect on blood pressure of patients in clinical studies, caution should be exercised in treating patients with severe cardiovascular disease. Brimonidine Tartrate ophthalmic solution 0.2% should be used with caution in patients with depression, cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud’s phenomenon, orthostatic hypotension or thromboangiitis obliterans.
Store below 30°C in a cool and dry place protected from light. Keep out of reach of children. Do not touch the dropper tip to surfaces since this may contaminate the solution. Do not use after 30 days of first opening.