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Generic: brimonidine-timolol ophthalmic
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It is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eyes.
               



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What may interact with this medicine?

  • clonidine
  • fluoxetine
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • medicines for colds and breathing difficulties
  • medicines for diabetes
  • medicines for high blood pressure
  • medicines for mental problems and psychotic disturbances
  • medicines to control heart rhythm
  • medicines that cause drowsiness or tiredness
  • paroxetine
  • tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline, clomipramine, and desipramine

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Ask your doctor or health care professional if you should continue to use this medicine if you injure your eyes, get an eye infection, or need eye surgery. Report any serious side effects right away. Stop using this medicine if your eyes get swollen, painful, or have a discharge, and see your doctor or health care professional as soon as you can.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires mental alertness until you know how this medication affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly.

If you wear soft contact lenses, you should not put this medicine in your eyes while wearing the lenses. After using the eye drops, wait about 15 minutes before putting lenses in your eyes.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

Wear dark glasses if this medicine makes your eyes more sensitive to light.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • bleeding in your eye
  • changes in blood sugar
  • cold hands or feet
  • confusion, hallucinations
  • difficulty breathing, wheezing
  • difficulty sleeping, nightmares
  • dizziness or fainting spells
  • inflamed or infected eyes or eyelids
  • irregular heartbeat, palpitations, chest pain
  • skin rash, itching, peeling skin
  • slow heart rate
  • swelling of the legs or ankles

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • bitter taste in the mouth
  • blurred vision immediately after using the solution
  • burning, stinging, or discomfort immediately after using the solution
  • dry mouth
  • dry or itchy eyes
  • headache
  • sensitivity of the eyes to light
  • tired

               
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