Alphagan P is an alpha-adrenergic agonist medication that treats eye pressure in open-angle glaucoma patients. It is available in generic form as brimonidine tartrate and belongs to the category of drugs ophthalmic glaucoma agents. Alphagan P also treats eye pressure in people suffering from ocular hypertension. It acts by reducing pressure and production of the fluid inside the eye.
Alphagan P is a medicine used in the treatment of ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma. The medicine is administered in the form of eye drops, though only for patients over the age of 2.
The active ingredient of Alphagan P - brimonidine - works by reducing the build-up of fluid in the eye, fluid that otherwise increases pressure in the eye. It achieves this by acting as an alpha-2 adrenergic agonist, meaning that it enhances the effects of the alpha-2 receptors in order to reduce aqueous humour production.
Alphagan P is associated with its own range of side effects including drowsiness, fatigue, blurred vision, itchiness, and mild stinging.