Brimonidine is generally used in treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension Timolol is generally used in treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension
Allergic reaction in eye
Burning sensation in eye
Dryness in mouth
Flushing (sense of warmth in the face
Foreign body sensation in eyes
neck and trunk)
Stinging in the eyes
How to use
Brimonidine is meant for external use only. Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. For directions before use, please check the label. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid. Timolol is meant for external use only.Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. For directions before use, please check the label. Hold the dropper close to the eye/ear without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.
How it works
Brimonidine is a sympathomimetic. It makes the condition better by decreasing the production of aqueous humour (fluid in the eye), thereby lowering the increased eye pressure. Timolol is a beta blocker. It makes the condition better by decreasing the production of aqueous humour (fluid in the eye), thereby lowering the increased eye pressure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Brimonidine the same as Alphagan? Yes, Alphagan is a trade name of drug Brimonidine
Q. Is Brimonidine or Brimonidine tartrate a beta blocker/steroid? Brimonidine or Brimonidine tartrate is a sympatomimetic drug and not a beta blocker/steroid
Q. Does Brimonidine cause fatigue? Yes, feeling fatigue is a very common side effect of Brimonidine. Always consult your doctor if you experience such type of side effect
Q. Why does Brimonidine cause miosis? Brimonidine causing this side effect is very rare. It may be because of overdose of other alpha2-agonists. Always consult your doctor if you experience such type of side effect
Q. How does Brimonidine lower intraocular pressure (iop)? It reduces the intraocular pressure by reducing the amount of fluid in the eye.
Q. Is Timolol a beta blocker/selective beta blocker/steroid/generic/antibiotic? Timolol is a beta blocker. It is not a selective beta blocker/steroid/generic/antibiotic
Q. Is Timolol preservative free? The Timolol eye drop is preservative fre
Q. Is Timolol the same as timoptic or cosopt? Timoptic and copsopt are brand names of the eye drops containing Timolol
Q. Does it need to be refrigerated? The Timolol containing eye drops should not be refrigerated
Q. Does Timolol lower blood pressure? Timolol is used to lower blood pressure
Q. Does it stop growth of hemangiomas? It may be used to stop growth of hemangiomas (only after prescription from the doctor)
Q. Does Timolol cause weight gain/hair loss/ miosis/make eyelashes grow/ cause dry eyes/slow heart rate? Timolol does not make eyelashes grow. It is a blood pressure lowering medication. It is not known to cause weight gain/hair loss/miosis. It may cause dry eyes/slow heart rate as a side effect. If any side effects of the drug are observed then one should inform the doctor immediately.
Helps lower high pressure in the eye and reduces the risk of vision loss.For best results, put one drop 2-3 times daily in the affected eye(s).Brimonidine may cause allergic reaction in the form of eyelid swelling, eye discomfort, foreign-object sensation, redness and itching. Notify your doctor if any of these occur.Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the drop. This minimizes the risk of side effects.Take care to prevent contact of eye dispenser with eye, eyelid, eyelashes, or finger to avoid infection.Remove contact lenses before using Betagan and allow at least 15 minutes before re-inserting them.When applying multiple eye medications, wait for at least 5-15 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
Timolol helps lower high pressure in the eye and reduces the risk of vision loss.Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the drop.Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.Notify your doctor if you have lung or heart diseases as Timolol may worsen these conditions.Stinging sensation may occurÂ for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.
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