Brimonidine topical Side Effects
Some side effects of brimonidine topical may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
For the Consumer
Applies to brimonidine topical: topical application gel/jelly
Along with its needed effects, brimonidine topical may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking brimonidine topical:More common
- Flushing or redness of the skin
- unusually warm skin
- Blemishes on the skin
- blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
- itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
Some side effects of brimonidine topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:Less common
- Blurred vision
- burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
- muscle aches
- sore throat
- stuffy or runny nose
- unusual tiredness or weakness
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to brimonidine topical: topical gel
The most common side effects included erythema, flushing, skin burning sensation, and contact dermatitis.
Very common (10% or more): Erythema, flushing
Common (1% to 10%): Rosacea, skin burning sensation, contact dermatitis, dermatitis, warm skin, acne, skin pain
Common (1% to 10%): Allergic contact dermatitis
Common (1% to 10%): Headache, paraesthesia
Common (1% to 10%): Increased intraocular pressure, blurred vision
Common (1% to 10%): Nasopharyngitis, nasal congestion
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