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Alphagan P (Brimonidine Tartrate)and/or alternatives
Alphagan P 0.15% from $5.33 USD/mlAlphagan P 0.15%
Manufactured by: Allergan Inc.
Product of Australia. Shipped from VanuatuRxPrescription Required
Alphagan P 0.15% is also available from India, CanadaAlphagan P 0.15% from $3.43 USD/mlAlphagan P 0.15%
Marketed as Alphagan P Eye Drops in India
Manufactured by: Allergan Inc.
Product of India. Shipped from IndiaRxPrescription RequiredAlphagan P 0.15% from $6.13 USD/mlAlphagan P 0.15%
Manufactured by: Allergan Inc.
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Brimonidine Tartrate 0.15% from $3.00 USD/mlBrimonidine Tartrate 0.15%
Generic Alternative to Alphagan P
Marketed as Brimo Eye Drops in India
Manufactured by: Alcon
Product of India. Shipped from IndiaRxPrescription Required
Brimonidine Tartrate 0.15% is currently unavailable from Canada
General Information On Alphagan P
Alphagan P is a prescription medicine used for treating high eye pressure in patients suffering from ocular hypertension or open angle glaucoma. The drug known by its generic name Brimonidine Ophthalmic and it belongs to a class of drugs known as Alpha Adrenergic Agonists, also commonly known as Alpha Agonists.
Alphagan P works by stimulating the alpha receptors in the eye, thereby causing two important effects – it reduces the amount of fluid known as aqueous humor produced by the eye, and increases the drainage rate. This in turn reduces eye pressure. Alphagan P is available in drop form and is administered externally. It is not meant for oral consumption.
Side effects of Alphagan P
Just like other eye drops, Alphagan P has the potential to cause side effects. While the side effects in most cases are minor and temporary, a patient using Alphagan P may experience serious side effects on rare occasions.
Before you buy Alphagan P online, you must inform your doctor about all your health problems. Avoid using Alphagan P if you are suffering from the following:
- High blood pressure or heart disease
- Liver diseases such as improper liver functioning
- Kidney disease
- History of low blood pressure
- Berger’s disease or Raynaud’s Syndrome
The less serious side effects of Alphagan P are:
- Mild stomach pain or stomach upset
- Nausea, mild headache, dizziness
- Reddening of the eyes or blurred vision
- Burning or itching sensation in the eye, sensitivity to light
- Lack of sound sleep
- Dry mouth or unpleasant, bitter taste in the mouth and sore throat
The above side effects are temporary, but if they persist or worsen, you must consult your doctor and seek treatment for it.
If your suffer from any of the following serious but rare side effects, you must immediately rush to the doctor for treatment:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Problems with breathing, heaviness in the chest, or feeling like you may faint
- Intense eye pain or watery eyes
- Swelling or redness in the eye
- Numbness in the hands or feet
Dosage of Alphagan P
Doctors determine the Alphagan P dosage depending the severity of the condition and the type of other eye medicines you are using. One drop of Alphagan P, three times a day, is recommended for treating high eye pressure.
To get the maximum benefit from the drug, you must follow the dosage exactly as prescribed by the doctor. It is also important that you store the eye drops well to prevent contamination of the medicine. Do not touch the dropper’s tip to any surface including the surface of the affected eye. If you are using any other eye drops, make sure that you maintain a gap of at least 5 minutes between the use of Alphagan P and other eye drops.
Before you buy Alphagan P, inform your doctor about the other medicines you are using. This is important because Alphagan P can lead to adverse drug interactions if used with other medications. This increases the risks of serious side effects and reduces the effectiveness of other drugs.
Alphagan P may potentially interact with the following medications:
- Anxiety Medicines
- Muscle pain relievers
- Certain Antihistamines
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.