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Alphagan P (Brimonidine)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Alphagan P (Eye Drops)0.15 %/10 ml
Alphagan P (Eye Drops)0.15 %/5 ml

Generic Equivalent of Alphagan P

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Brimonidine (Eye Drops)0.15 %/5 ml
Brimonidine Eye Drops (ON BACKORDER)0.15 %/10 ml
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Is A Prescription Required To have Alphagan P?

A prescription is required to purchase Alphagan P from licensed online Canadian pharmacies.

What Is Alphagan P Eye Drops Used For?

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

How Does Alphagan P Work?

Alphagan P (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 P?

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

How Is Alphagan P Supplied and Stored?

Alphagan P is sold by Allergan Inc. It will be our privilege to offer you the branded as well as generic Alphagan medication from Canada.
Alphagan P is supplied in a teal, opaque plastic dropper bottle containing 0.15% 5 mL and 10 mL ophthalmic solution.
The generic equivalent of Alphagan P (brimonidine tartrate) is supplied as a 0.15% 5 mL and 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 P?

Our Canada Wide Pharmacy is pleased to offer 10 mL 0.15% Alphagan P solution at unbeatable prices of $129 for a supply of 3 eye drops which is $43 per unit. The generic equivalent (brimonidine tartrate 10 mL 0.15% solution) is available at a price of $109 for a supply of 3 eye drops which is $36.33 per unit. It is always best to compare the prices of this medication online at edrugsearch or Pharmacychecker.Com.

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.

What Is The Preservative Purite?

Purite is a stabilized oxychloro complex and is an oxidative-type preservative and is used in ophthalmic solutions.

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 P?

The usual dose of Alphagan P is one drop in each eye that needs treatment, three times daily, 8 hours apart. Always use the eye drops exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you use contact lenses, then remove them before applying Alphagan P as the eye drops contain a preservative Purite. Wait for at least 15 minutes before putting back the lenses. If you are using other eye drops with Alphagan P, then wait at least 5 minutes between putting Alphagan P 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 P?

Alphagan P 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.

How Is Alphagan P Metabolized?

Alphagan P is metabolized extensively in livers and has a half-life of approximately 2 hours.

What Are The Side Effects of Alphagan P?

Like with all the medications, Alphagan P can also cause side effects. Very common side effects eye allergy, itchy eyes, visual disturbance, small bumps on the eye surface, dryness of mouth, burning and stinging of the eye, dryness in eyes, watery eyes, a feeling that something is in your eye, eye and eyelid swelling, red and itchy eyelids, eye pain, sticky eyes, light sensitivity, inflammation of the eye surface, decrease in eyesight, headache, feeling weak, stuffy or runny nose. Some serious side effects include decreased heart rate and decrease in blood pressure. These are not all the side effects of Alphagan P. Contact your doctor immediately in case you experience any unexpected effects.

When Should You Not Take Alphagan P?

Do not take Alphagan P if you:
  • Are allergic to brimonidine tartrate or any other ingredients present in Alphagan P
  • 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 P?

Before taking Alphagan P 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 P or other similar drugs
  • Are taking any other prescription or over the counter medications, especially medicines used to lower blood pressure or to treat heart disease
  • You wear contact lenses. Remove your lenses prior to application of Alphagan P and keep them out for 15 minutes after use.

What Medicines Can Interact With Alphagan P?

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 P, 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 P Online?

If prescribed by your health care professional, Alphagan P 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 P 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 1877-240-4438 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. http://www.mydr.com.au/medicines/cmis/alphagan-p-1-5-eye-drops
2. https://allergan-web-cdn-prod.azureedge.net/allergancanadaspecialty/allergancanadaspecialty/media/actavis-canada-specialty/en/products/pms/alphagan-p-2015-08-31_e.pdf
3. https://www.allergan.com/assets/pdf/alphaganp_pi
4. https://www.alphaganp.com/ALPHGANP.pdf
5. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/588636_5
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