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Alphagan (Brimonidine)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Alphagan (Eye Drops)0.2 %/10 ml
Alphagan Eye Drops (Expiry 03/2022)0.2 %/5 ml

Generic Equivalent of Alphagan

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Brimonidine (Eye Drops)0.2 %/10 ml
Brimonidine (Eye Drops)0.2 %/5 ml
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Is A Prescription Required to Have Alphagan?

A prescription is required to purchase Alphagan from our licensed online pharmacy Canada.

What Is Alphagan For?

Alphagan are eye drops used for reducing high pressure in the patients suffering from open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

How Does Alphagan Work?

Alphagan (brimonidine tartrate) eye drops help to reduce the amount of fluid flowing into the eye and increase the amount of fluid flowing out of the eye. This helps to reduce the pressure inside the eye.

What Is The Generic For Alphagan?

The generic form of Alphagan is known as brimonidine tartrate and is manufactured by Sandoz Inc.

How Is Alphagan Supplied and Stored?

Alphagan is sold by Allergan Inc. It will be our privilege to offer you the branded as well as generic Alphagan medication from Canada. Alphagan is supplied in a white, opaque plastic dropper bottle containing 0.2% 5 mL and 10 mL ophthalmic solution. The generic equivalent of Alphagan (brimonidine tartrate) is supplied as a 0.2% 10 mL solution.

This medication should be stored at a temperature of 15°C to 25°C, in its original container. Discard unused solution at the end of treatment. The solution should be kept out of reach and sight of children.

What Is the Cost of Alphagan?

Our Canada Wide Pharmacy is pleased to offer 10 mL 0.2% Alphagan at unbeatable prices of $221 for a supply of 3 bottles which is $73.67 per unit. The generic equivalent (brimonidine tartrate 10 mL 0.2% solution) is available at a price of $104 for a supply of 3 bottles which is $34.67 per unit. The market price for Alphagan ophthalmic solution is around $161 for a supply of 5ml. Shop safely and save money on your RX medications today at Canada Wide!

What Is the Difference Between Alphagan And Alphagan P?

The difference between Alphagan P and Alphagan is the presence of preservative. Alphagan P contains preservative called Purite whereas Alphagan contains benzalkonium chloride as its preservative.

Is Brimonidine A Beta Blocker?

Brimonidine is not a beta blocker. It belongs to the class of alpha agonists and works by stimulating alpha receptors present on the blood vessels in the eyes.

How Do You Use Alphagan?

Apply one drop of Alphagan in the eye that needs treatment, twice every day, at least 12 hours apart. Always use the eye drops exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you use contact lenses, then remove them before applying Alphagan as the eye drops contain a preservative benzalkonium chloride, which can discolor the soft contact lenses. Wait for at least 15 minutes before putting back the lenses. If you are using other eye drops with Alphagan, then wait at least 5 minutes between putting Alphagna and other eye drops. Do not let the tip of the dropper touch anything, as it may contaminate the eye drops.

What Should I Avoid While Using Alphagan?

Alphagan can lead to drowsiness and fatigue as well as blurring of vision. Do not drive or use heavy machinery or engage in hazardous activities that require mental alertness, until these conditions have passed away.

What Are The Side Effects of Alphagan?

Like with all the medications, Alphagan can also cause side effects. Very common side effects dry mouth, redness, burning sensation, stinging and feeling of something in the eye, blurring of vision, headache, fatigue, sleepiness. Common side effects of Alphagan include local irritation (inflammation and swelling of eyelid), pain and tearing in the eyes, sensitivity to light, erosion on the surface of the eye, staining, dry eyes, abnormal vision, dizziness, cold like symptoms, stomach upset, indigestion, abnormal taste, general weakness. Serious but uncommon side effects of Alphagan include decreased heart rate and lowering of blood pressure. These are not all the side effects of Alphagan. If you experience any unexperienced effects, immediately consult your doctor.

When Should You Not Take Alphagan?

Do not take Alphagan if you:
  • Are allergic to brimonidine tartrate or any other ingredients present in Alphagan
  • Are receiving monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO) used to treat depression
  • In neonates and infants below the age of 2 years

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before Using Alphagan?

Before taking Alphagan always talk to your health care professional in case you:
  • Are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
  • Are breast-feeding
  • Are allergic to this medication or any other ingredients of Alphagan
  • Are taking any other prescription or over the counter medications, especially medicines used to lower blood pressure

What medicines can interact with Alphagan?

You should tell your health care professional about all the medications and skin products that you use, including any prescription or non-prescription vitamins or herbal supplements. Although drug interaction studies have not been conducted for Alphagan, but following drugs can interact with this medication:
  • Central nervous system depressants such as alcohol, barbiturates, opiates, sedatives, or anesthetics
  • Heart and blood pressure medications like alpha agonists, beta-blockers, antihypertensives, cardiac glycosides
  • Tricyclic antidepressants and clonidine

Where Can I Buy Alphagan Online?

If prescribed by your health care professional, Alphagan can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Alphagan Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 604-581-4000 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. http://www.mydr.com.au/medicines/cmis/alphagan-p-1-5-eye-drops
2. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2016/020613s031lbl.pdf
3. https://www.alphaganp.com/ALPHGANP.pdf
4. https://allergan-web-cdn-prod.azureedge.net/allergancanadaspecialty/allergancanadaspecialty/media/actavis-canada-specialty/en/products/pms/alphagan-2015-08-28_e.pdf
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