Brand Name(s): Alphagan P
Drug Class: Ophthalmic glaucoma agents
Treats: Increased eye Pressure, Wide-Angle Glaucoma
Brimonidine Tartrate is a generic medication that is available in trade name as Alphagan P and includes in the category of drugs ophthalmic glaucoma agents. It involves an alpha-agonist and beta-blocker combination that treats eye pressure in open-angle glaucoma patients. Brimonidine Tartrate also treats eye pressure in people suffering from ocular hypertension. It acts by reducing pressure and production of the fluid inside the eye.
Brimonidine Tartrate is a medication that treats high pressure or open-angle glaucoma in the eye. High pressure in the eye is one of the conditions that lead to severe pain and also the loss of vision. The drug can also treat other eye conditions such as ocular hypertension (a condition that is caused by high pressure inside the eye due to excess fluid). Brimonidine Tartrate works by regulating the flow of fluid in the eye to maintain normal pressure. Patients that have a history of severe heart disease should not be prescribed this drug. Pregnant women or those breast feeding should do not use Brimonidine Tartrate unless under strict doctor’s instructions. Uneven heart rate, pounding heartbeat, and shallow breathing are side effects associated with this medication.