What is Brimonidine ophthalmic?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Brimonidine ophthalmic is an ophthalmic agent used for lowering of the intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Glaucoma 13 10
Anxious mood 1 0
Dilated pupil(s) 1 0
Dry eye syndrome 1 0
Eye pressure 1 3
Ocular hypertension 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
3
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Brimonidine ophthalmic

Side effect Patients
Eyes stinging 1
Hip pain radiating down legs 1
Inflammation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Brimonidine ophthalmic

Dosage Patients
0.1 % twice daily 1
0.2 % daily 1
0.15 % three times daily 1
0.5 mg daily 1
1 drop(s) twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Brimonidine ophthalmic

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 2
Expense 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Brimonidine ophthalmic

Duration

Currently taking Brimonidine ophthalmic

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Brimonidine ophthalmic

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 1
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Brimonidine ophthalmic after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Latanoprost ophthalmic (Xalatan) 1

Patients stopped taking Brimonidine ophthalmic and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Brinzolamide/Brimonidine Tartrate (Simbrinza) 1
Latanoprost ophthalmic (Xalatan) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Brimonidine ophthalmic.