What is Combigan Eye Drop?
Combigan Eye Drop a combination of brimonidine and timolol.
Brimonidine reduces the amount of fluid in the eye, which decreases pressure inside the eye.
Timolol is a beta-blocker that also reduces pressure inside the eye.
Combigan eye drops are used to treat open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high pressure inside the eye).
Combigan Eye Drop may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Combigan Eye Drop use to treat high pressure inside the eye due to glaucoma (open-angle type) or other eye diseases.Lowering high pressure inside the eye helps to prevent blindness. This product contains brimonidine and timolol.
Combigan Eye Drops are used together when 1 drug is not controlling the pressure inside the eye. Brimonidine works by allowing better fluid drainage from within the eye and also by decreasing the amount of fluid formed in the eye. It belongs to a class of drugs known as alpha agonists.
How to use Combigan Eye Drop
Combigan Eye Drop is for external use only.Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye/ear without touching it.
How use Combigan Eye Drop – Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.
How Combigan Eye Drop works
Combigan Eye Drop is a combination of two medicines: Timolol and Brimonidine. Timolol is a beta blocker while Brimonidine is a sympathomimetic.
Combigan Eye Drop work by decreasing the production of aqueous humour (fluid in the eye), thereby lowering the increased eye pressure.
Following all are side effect of Combigan Eye Drop
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Combigan: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
slow or uneven heart rate;
pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
shallow breathing, feeling like you might pass out;
severe swelling, redness, or discomfort in or around your eye;
eye pain or increased watering; or
numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet.
Common Combigan side effects may include:
drowsiness, tired feeling;
mild itching, redness, or irritation of your eyes; or
mild stinging or burning when using the eye drops.
Instruction for Dosage of Combigan Eye Drop
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
An overdose of Combigan is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.
In Depth Information on Combigan Eye Drop
Combigan Eye Drop related warnings
Combigan Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Combigan Eye Drop is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
To reduce the amount of Combigan Eye Drop that reaches the breastmilk, place pressure over the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Combigan Eye Drop may cause blurred or abnormal vision. This effect may seem worse at night or in reduced lighting and this may affect the ability to drive.