Brimonidine topical Side Effects

Not all side effects for brimonidine topical may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to brimonidine topical: topical application gel/jelly

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by brimonidine topical. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking brimonidine topical:

More common
  • Flushing or redness of the skin
  • unusually warm skin
Less common
  • Blemishes on the skin
  • blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
  • itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
  • pimples

Some of the side effects that can occur with brimonidine topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Less common
  • Blurred vision
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  • fever
  • headache
  • muscle aches
  • sore throat
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to brimonidine topical: topical gel

General

The most commonly reported adverse reactions are erythema, pruritus, flushing and skin burning sensation.

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Erythema, pruritus, skin burning sensation, rosacea, allergic contact dermatitis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dermatitis, skin irritation, warm skin, contact dermatitis, dry skin, pain of skin, skin discomfort, papular rash, acne

Hypersensitivity

Common (1% to 10%): Allergic contact dermatitis

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Flushing

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Paresthesia

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Blurred vision, increased intraocular pressure
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Eyelid edema

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Nasopharyngitis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Nasal congestion

Gastrointestinal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dry mouth

Other

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Feeling hot, peripheral coldness

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