Alphagan Eye Drops Indicated Uses
Alphagan is approved to treat high eye pressure (ocular hypertension), and is commonly used as part of the therapy and prevention program for open-angle glaucoma. Alphagan may be used by adults and children at least 2 years old.
Preventing Glaucoma with Alphagan Drops
Not all people with high eye pressure have or will have glaucoma, but this condition greatly increases the risk of developing the disease if left untreated. Open-angle glaucoma may lie dormant for long periods of time and the symptoms will only surface when the disease has progressed into its later stages. More and more doctors agree that it is much more efficient to prevent glaucoma from developing rather than try to hold the symptoms from progressing further.
Normalizing eye pressure is one of the most important aspects of such prevention program, which may be effectively performed using Alphagan. If you choose to buy Alphagan eye drops online to treat ocular hypertension, please take a minute of your time to read through the recommended usage instruction provided on this page.
Alphagan Dosage and Application Details
Alphagan is designed to be convenient and easy to use, but there are certain aspects to the treatment with it that need to be fulfilled to ensure both safety and effectiveness:
- The recommended dosage of Alphagan is 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 3 times per day. It is advised to space each use at least 6 hours apart.
- If you use any other eye medications alongside Alphagan, you should wait at least 5 minutes between the use of each drug.
- Remove contact lenses before using Alphagan.
- Do not touch the tip of the dropper with your fingers and do not allow it to touch any surface, including your eyes. This is required to prevent possible contamination and eye infection.
- Before you buy Alphagan online, make sure you are not allergic to the active ingredient brimonidine.
- Certain substances and medications, such as alcohol, sleep and antidepressant drugs as well as heart and blood pressure meds may influence the effectiveness of Alphagan. Do not use Alphagan with phenelzine and tranylcypromine.
Alphagan Drops Mechanism of Action
The active ingredient in Alphagan - brimonidine - belongs to the class of drugs known as alpha adrenergic agonists, or simply "alpha agonists". Brimonidine binds itself to specific receptors found in some of the blood vessels within the eye, stimulating the rate at which excess fluid is drained from the eye and normalizing the amount of fluid being produced. As a result, reducing the amount of fluid (known as "aqueous humour") contained within the eyeball allows to balance the ocular pressure.
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