Brimonidine alcohol speaks to Brimonidine alcohol interaction, what is Brimonidine and side effects.
Brimonidine, (generic name) is sold under the brand name Alphagan.
This drug is known as an Alpha agonist and is prescribed to treat glaucoma and ocular hypertension (high pressure inside the eye).
Moderate alcohol consumption, is advised while taking this drug.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol, that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before starting advise your physician of any allergies, if you have untreated or uncontrolled epilepsy, a bone marrow disorder, paralytic ileus, intestinal blockage, clozapine infection or immune suppression medication, heart disease, heart rhythm disorder, high blood pressure, history of heart attack or stroke, epilepsy, seizure, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, bone marrow disorder, blood cell disorder, enlarged prostate, urinary problems, glaucoma or a history of smoking.
Do not use if allergic to this drug.
Do not use if pregnant or planning to become so.
Use with caution if you have a history of kidney or liver disease, cardiovascular disease, depression, cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud’s disease, dizziness or fainting when standing.
Most Common Side Effects
Dry mouth, redness, burning, stinging of the eye, headache, blurred vision, sensation of something in the eye, drowsy, eye allergy and itching.
Common Side Effects
Staining or erosion of the cornea, unusual sensitive to light, eyelid redness or swelling, eye pain or ache, dry eye, respiratory symptoms, dizziness, eye irritation, upset stomach, weakness, abnormal vision and muscle pain.
Less Common Side Effects
Crusty deposit on the eyelid, eye bleeding, abnormal taste sensation, sleeplessness, eye discharge, high blood pressure, anxiety, heart palpitations, dry nose and fainting.
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