Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Generic Name: Brimonidine tartrate / Timolol maleate
|Strength||Per Unit Price||Price|
|(0.2) + (0.5%)5ml (3 Eye Drop)||$18.50||$55.5|
|(0.2) + (0.5%)5ml (6 Eye Drop)||$17.50||$111 $105
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|(0.2) + (0.5%)5ml (9 Eye Drop)||$16.50||$167 $148.5
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|(0.2) + (0.5%)5ml (12 Eye Drop)||$15.50||$222 $186
you save $36.00
|(0.2) + (0.5%)5ml (15 Eye Drop)||$14.50||$278 $217.5
you save $60.50
THERAPEUTIC USES.: -
It is an ophthalmic solution used to treat high Intraocular Pressure in the eye due to ocular distress or a condition like Glaucoma. It is available in the market by the brand name Combigan.
Which ailments this drug help treat?
• High Intraocular Pressure
• Glaucoma (open-angle type)
• Ocular hypertension
What are the side-effects?
• Allergic conjunctivitis
• Conjunctival folliculosis
• Conjunctival hyperemia
• Eye pruritus
• Burning sensation of eyelids
• Corneal erosion
• Teary eye
• Itching in the eye
• Pain in the eye
• Inflammation of the eye
• Oedema of the eyelid
• Foreign body sensation
• Oral dryness
• Superficial punctate keratitis
• Blur vision
Dosage of Medication
• This solution has a clear, greenish-yellow colour with the osmolality of 260-330 mOsmol/kg with a pH during its shelf life of 6.5-7.3.
• The recommended dose of this combined solution is one drop in the affected eye two times a day approximately at a time gap of 12 hours.
• This ophthalmic solution contains 2 mg/mL of brimonidine tartrate and 5 mg/mL of timolol
Follow these steps to instil eye drops:
• Wash your hands properly using soap and water.
• Before instilling the drops, do check the dropper tip to make so as to ensure that it is not chipped
• Avoid rubbing the tip of the dropper against your eye.
• Keep the eye drops and dropper clean
• Use your index finger to form a pocket by pulling down the lower lid of your eye while tilting your head back.
• Hold the dropper with another hand in close proximity to the eye without touching it.
• Support the remaining fingers of that hand against your face.
• Look up gently and squeeze the dropper so that a single drop falls into the pocket made by the lower eyelid. Confiscate your Index finger from the lower eyelid.
• After putting the drop immediately close your eye for 2 to 3 minutes. Do not blink or rub your eyelids.
• Wipe off excess liquid from your face with the help of a tissue.
• Wait for at least 5 minutes before instilling more than one drop in the same eye.
• Tightly close the cap of the bottle and clean the dropper. Do not touch the dropper tip to avoid infection chances.
• To remove residual drops wash your hands thoroughly.
Warnings & Precautions
• If you are on Mono oxidase (MAO) inhibitor, do not use brimonidine eye drops.
• Before instilling any other topical eye solution, wait for 5 minutes before and after putting this ophthalmic solution
• In the case of dizziness while in a standing or sitting position, do tell your doctor. If you ever had depression or conditions that may affect your body blood circulation such as Raynaud’s disease.
• Talk to your doctor if you are allergic to this combination of drugs or any other medication before taking this drug. Do ask for the list of active ingredients present in this drug from your pharmacist.
• Inform your doctor regarding what prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking.
• Inform your doctor if you ever had kidney disease or had undergone any surgical procedure.
• Inform your doctor beforehand if you are planning for pregnancy or you are pregnant or breastfeeding
• In case you wear soft contact lenses, do tell your doctor. It is advised to remove the contact lenses before instilling these eye drops. Wait for at least 15 minutes before you replace your lenses again.
How does it help in the treatment?
This solution comprises of two components Brimonidine tartrate and timolol. Each of these components decreases the raised intraocular pressure in the eye which may prone a risk to your vision. The elevated intraocular pressure may damage optical filed loss and nerve damage.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The knowledge provided is meant to raise an understanding of knowledge regarding wellbeing and does not recommend medication or evaluation. Such material is not a substitution for clinical medical treatment and can not be taken as suggesting or advising that it is healthy, acceptable or efficient for you to take the medication. Consult a health care provider and specialist for psychological therapy and diagnosis.