brimonidine ophthalmic (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Alphagan P)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Alphagan P)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine, or if anyone has accidentally swallowed it. An overdose of brimonidine ophthalmic is unlikely to cause life-threatening side effects.
What should I avoid while using brimonidine ophthalmic (Alphagan P)?
Brimonidine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid using any eye medications your doctor has not prescribed.
Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, sedatives, and medicine for seizures can add to sleepiness caused by brimonidine ophthalmic. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines.
What other drugs will affect brimonidine ophthalmic (Alphagan P)?
Before using brimonidine ophthalmic, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following medications:
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with brimonidine ophthalmic. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about brimonidine ophthalmic.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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