Alphagan P eye drops are prescribed to patients diagnosed with ocular hypertension or chronic open-angle glaucoma in order to reduce the intraocular pressure which can lead to optic nerve damage and vision loss.
When fluid does not drain out of the eye properly, pressure inside the eyeball increases and can lead to damage of the optic nerve. Doctors prescribe these drops to help reduce the pressure inside the eyes in patients who are diagnosed with chronic open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
Alphagan P contains the generic ingredient called brimonidine which belongs to the class of medications called alpha-2-adrenergic receptor agonists. Brimonidine works by stimulating alpha receptors found on blood vessels in the eye. In this way, the drugs reduces the fluid flowing into the eye as well as increase the amount of fluid leaving the eye, which reduces the pressure inside the eyeball.
Wash your hands, tilt your head back and pull down the lower eyelid to create a small pouch. Place one drop of medication into each affected eye twice every day, about 12 hours apart. To avoid contamination, do not touch the tip of the bottle with your eye.
These may not be all the side effects
Do not use Alphagan P if you are taking MAO inhibitors or you have a hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients in the drops. This medication should not be used by children under the age of two.
The medication may cause drowsiness and fatigue or blurred vision. Do not drive unless you know it is safe to do so. You should remove your contact lenses before instilling the drops and wait for 15 minutes to re-insert them after using the drops. Prior to using these drops, let your doctor know about any medication that you are taking.
Store in the original container between 15°C to 25°C. Throw away any unused solution at the end of your treatment. Do not use the drops after the expiry date on the bottle and the box. Keep out of reach of children.
Glaucoma is an eye condition where the abnormally high pressure inside the eyeball damages the optic nerve and gradually causes the loss of sight. It is the second leading cause of blindness in North America, behind diabetes. Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of glaucoma in North America, affecting about four million Americans, many of whom do not know they have the disease. The angle in your eye where the iris meets the cornea is normal, but the eye’s drainage channels become blocked over time, causing an increase in internal eye pressure and eventual damage to the optic nerve. Symptoms include blind spots in the peripheral vision. It is important the reduce eye pressure and prevent damage with medications. Surgery or laser treatments are also options.
You can order Alphagan P 0.2% from YouDrugstore, an online Canadian pharmacy. Purchase the drops from us and pay the same price most Canadian pay. To order this medicine, all you have to do is register on our site and send YouDrugstore your prescription for our professional health care team to review. You can even ask your doctor to fax us your prescription directly to speed up the process. YouDrugstore will then ship your order directly to your home for a cheap shipping cost after we have received all of the necessary information. YouDrugstore also provides free shipping on all orders over $100.