|| Arrow-Brimonidine Eye Drops
|| Brimonidine Tartrate
|| Arrow Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
What is Arrow-Brimonidine Eye Drops?
Arrow-Brimonidine Eye Drops containing the active ingredient brimonidine tartrate belongs to a class of medications called alpha adrenergic agonists. The medication works by stimulating alpha receptors on blood vessels in the eye to reduce the production and inflow of eye fluids into the eyeball as well as increasing the drainage of fluid from the eye. These 2 actions together can help patients with glaucoma decrease pressure inside the eye to prevent nerve damage and vision loss as well as treat ocular hypertension. The eye drops should be used to treat patients who cannot use beta blocker type eye drops.
How is Arrow-Brimonidine Eye Drops used?
Arrow-Brimonidine Eye Drops should be administered to the affected eyes 3 times per day in evenly spaced intervals or as directed by a doctor. Dosage will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the therapy, contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment.
Prior to applying the medication, wash your hands with soap and water to prevent contamination. To apply the eye drops, tilt the head up slightly and pull down the lower eye lid to form a pocket. Allow one drop to fall into the pocket and close your eye for 1 to 2 minutes while you tilt the head forward. Apply gentle pressure on the tear duct to prevent the liquid from draining away. Repeat as necessary for additional doses for both eyes but wait at least 5 minutes before applying the next drop.
Patients using Arrow-Brimonidine Eye Drops may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Vision problems
- Excessive fatigue
- Dry or watery eyes
- Itchy, irritated, red, burning or stinging eyes
- Red or swollen eyelids
- Sensitivity to light
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
The eye drops are not recommended for children below 2 years of age as it may increase the risk of side effects. After applying the medication wait at least 15 minutes before putting any contact lenses on.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Arrow-Brimonidine Eye Drops is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.