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Alphagan, or Brimonidine, is an antiglaucoma agent and ocular antihypertensive. It is used to treat glaucoma or another condition in which pressure in the eye is too high.

Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding, as Alphagan can pass through breast milk, but it is unknown how it may affect your baby. Also, tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.

It is very important that you take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. Do not take more or less medicine than directed, and never stop taking Abilify without discussing it with your doctor first.

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do NOT double doses.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur: headache; itching of eye; redness of eye or inner lining of eyelid; swelling of eyelid; tearing of eye; ache or pain in eye; blindness; bloody eye; blurred vision or other change in vision; confusion; decreased vision; difficult or labored breathing; dizziness; dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly; drainage from the eye; fainting; feeling of something in the eye; increased blood pressure; looking through water; depression; muscle pain; nausea or vomiting; oozing in eye; redness, swelling, and/or itching of eyelid; runny or stuffy nose; seeing flashes or sparks of light; seeing floating dark spots or material before eyes; seeing floating spots before the eyes or a veil or curtain appearing across part of vision; shortness of breath; sneezing; sweating; swelling of eye; tightness in chest; unusual tiredness or weakness; or wheezing.

ALPHAGAN (brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution) 0.2% is a relatively selective alpha-2 adrenergic agonist for ophthalmic use. The chemical name of brimonidine tartrate is 5-bromo-6-(2-imidazolidinylideneamino) quinoxaline L-tartrate. It has a molecular weight of 442.24 as the tartrate salt and is soluble in water (5.6 mg/mL) at pH 6.5. Formula: C11H10BrN5×C4H6O6
CAS Number 59803-98-4
In solution, ALPHAGANâ (brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution) 0.2% has a clear, greenish-yellow color. It has an osmolality of 280 – 330 mOsml/kg and a pH of 5.6 - 6.6

The structural formula is:

Alphagan chemical 
Generic name: Brimonidine ophthalmic

Brand name(s): Alphagan P

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