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What is the difference between Lumify and Alphagan P?

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Official Answer by Drugs.com 7 Mar 2018

In December 2017, the FDA approved Bausch + Lomb’s Lumify (brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution 0.025%) as the first over-the-counter (OTC) eye drop that contains low-dose brimonidine tartrate for the treatment of ocular redness (red eyes). Brimonidine (Alphagan P) was first approved by the FDA for intraocular pressure (IOP) reduction in glaucoma patients and is available at higher doses in prescription eye care products.

Lumify, an alpha-adrenergic agonist eye drop, selectively constricts veins in the eye, increasing the availability of oxygen and reducing the potential risk of rebound redness (red eyes).

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