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Brimonidine Ophthalmic Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Intraocular Hypertension

1 drop in the affected eye every 8 hours

Usual Adult Dose for Glaucoma (Open Angle)

1 drop in the affected eye every 8 hours

Usual Pediatric Dose for Intraocular Hypertension

2 years and greater: 1 drop in the affected eye every 8 hours

Usual Pediatric Dose for Glaucoma (Open Angle)

2 years and greater: 1 drop in the affected eye every 8 hours

Renal Dose Adjustments

Caution is recommended in patients with renal dysfunction because brimonidine has not been studied in this population group.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Caution is recommended in patients with hepatic dysfunction because brimonidine has not been studied in this population group.

Precautions

Brimonidine is contraindicated in patients receiving monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors.

Brimonidine may have systemic cardiovascular effects and should be used with caution in patients with peripheral, cerebral or coronary vascular disease, or orthostatic hypotension.

Caution is recommended in patients with depression due to potential effects of brimonidine on circulating amines.

Use is not recommended in patients < 2 years old.
At least 15 minutes should elapse prior to inserting soft contact lenses after the administration of brimonidine ophthalmic solution.

Brimonidine may become less effective over time. Patients' IOP should be monitored.

Brimonidine may be sedating in some patients and impair the mental abilities necessary for potentially hazardous tasks such as driving or operating machinery.

Cases of bacterial keratitis associated with the use of topical ophthalmic products in multiple-dose containers which had been inadvertently contaminated by patients have been reported. Patients should be instructed to avoid allowing the tip of such containers to contact the eye, eyelid, fingers or any other surface.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

If other ophthalmic products are used concurrently, they should be instilled at least 5 minutes apart.

Contact lenses should be removed before use and not reinserted for at least 15 minutes.

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