Combigan (Brimonidine Tartrate/Timolol)
What is Combigan (Brimonidine Tartrate/Timolol) used for?
Combigan (Brimonidine Tartrate/Timolol) is given to patients suffering from eye conditions such as glaucoma and ocular hypertension, to treat high pressure caused by these conditions. By treating pressure in the eye, it can help to prevent the occurrence of blindness.
This medication contains two active ingredients, brimonidine tartrate and timolol. Brimonidine is a type of alpha agonist, which works by helping fluid drainage within the eye. Timolol is in a class of drugs known as beta blockers, which helps to decrease the amount of fluid formed in the eye.
How should I use Combigan (Brimonidine Tartrate/Timolol)?
Combigan (Brimonidine Tartrate/Timolol) comes in the form of an ophthalmic solution, which is applied directly to the eyes. To apply these eye drops, you should tilt your head backwards, and look up. You should then pull down the lower eyelid and place one drop in the affected eye. After applying it, you may close your eye, and press gently on the corner of the eye, near to the nose, for 2 minutes. Always use this exactly as prescribed by your physician, and never exceed the prescribed dosage.
What are the side effects of Combigan (Brimonidine Tartrate/Timolol)?
Combigan (Brimonidine Tartrate/Timolol) may cause some side effects, such as:
Patients should note that it is essential to consult a physician immediately if any of these side effects persist, or if any other more serious side effects occur, such as sensitivity to light, discharge from the eye, inflammation of the eye, muscular weakness, changes in mood, breathlessness, swollen limbs or a slow heartbeat.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Combigan (Brimonidine Tartrate/Timolol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.