User Reviews for Brimonidine ophthalmic
Brand names: Alphagan P, Lumify Qoliana
Brimonidine ophthalmic has an average rating of 3.1 out of 10 from a total of 171 reviews on Drugs.com. 19% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 75% reported a negative experience.
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Reviews for Brimonidine ophthalmic
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "This was the worst experience. Shame on FDA. I feel like legal action might be able to stop them from harming more people. The pain is excruciating. Sinuses exploded all night. I hope my eyes recover after only one dose last night. Please stop them from selling this harmful product. Used once and it was he'll from the minute I took it and it's 12 hours later and I'm still in pain. My ears are swollen shut and my sinuses are just exploding with mucus pouring out my eyes, ears, nose and throat. How much money did they pay the FDA to pass this for over the counter use with no warnings on package or TV commercial."
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "Saw the Ad on TV and it looked good, now I have red eyes and itching and hope that I have not done permanent damage with Lumify. DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT. THERE ARE WAY MORE BAD REPORTS THAN GOOD. Wish I had never bought this!"
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "Bought product due to commercials and was curious! I have used Lumify for two days and kept wondering why I felt bad in my chest. It dawned on me the only thing I did different in the past few days was use this product...holy moly! I immediately went to my phone to look at reviews, feel like an idiot for not doing this first. Omg, this side effects I read along with mine (chest pain and muscle pain) scare me! I will immediately take this back and get my money back, and even though it made my eyes white, hurting my insides... just horrible reviews here! Don’t use! I hope I start to feel better soon, or I’ll be heading to doctor. I’m a healthy person generally speaking so this is definitely related to this product. FDA should take it off market."
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "Used Lumify for about 6 months and loved the product. Works great and gets the redness out. When I ran out of Lumify, I bought Visine—I had been a Visine user for many years. Put in the Visine, did not work. Thought that was unusual. Stopped eye drops for a week. Tried Visine again, did not get the red out. Bought Lumify and worked great. I let that run out and tried Visine again. Same thing. Visine no longer works for my red eyes after I started using Lumify. Has anyone else have this experience?"
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Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "I used this product Lumify once a day for three days. On the fourth day I woke up with VERY red eyes and crustiness on my eyelids. Today is the fifth day and I again woke up with crustiness and slightly less but still very red eyes. I called the manufacturer and they said that they had not heard of this before and that I should go to the doctor if the redness persists. The representative indicated that they do not keep a database of complaints. In other words the manufacturer is not taking responsibility and is offering no help. This has been a very unpleasant experience and I would advise not using this product. After searching on line I find that this is not an uncommon complaint."
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "Holy crap! I received as an Amazon "free sample" and also in the Allure monthly beauty box. I used it constantly for a couple weeks with no side effects until the other morning woke up and 1 eye now has broken capillaries and all over redness. What is going?!?! Buyer beware! This better go away, going to the opthalmolagist today! There is little to no side effects given on the box or website."
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "First time, worked well, but noticed blurry vision and pupils would not dilate. Took eight hours for effects to wear off. Next morning, woke up with subconjunctival hemorrhaging in both eyes, soreness (like a bruise), inflammation, and headache. Thought maybe it was a one-off reaction so set aside for later trial. Last night, used as I had done the time before, but it burned this time. Dismissed as due to dry eye because Restasis burns badly if eyes are dry. Again, vision became blurry, pupils would not dilate, and eyes were highly irritated. This morning woke up with feeling of being punched in the eyeballs. Again, subconjunctival hemorrhages, inflammation that looked like globs of petroleum jelly in each eye, same kind of headache. Threw away and began search for drug information and similar testimonies. Wonder if product was tested extensively enough. Seems these adverse reactions are not that uncommon. Like any drug, may be perfect solution for some and nightmare for others."
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "I have used this product several times. At the beginning it worked really well, my eyes were extremely white. However, after a few weeks of using it I started having issues with my eyes. I started getting pains in my eyes and they became extremely red and itchy. Also, it's very expensive for the small amount you receive. The package is deceiving, the bottle is not even 1/2 full. I would not recommend or buy this item again."
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "I was looking for an eye drop to clear up my eyes. I was informed by an associate at my local drugstore. Try Lumify! She says! Took this product home. Put one drop in each eye. Things seem fine. Slept for about eight hours. When I woke the next day I was nearly blind. I could only see colors and vague shapes. But the world was a complete fog. I went to the hospital that moment. My eyes had a severe reaction to Lumify. Luckily after about two days and an outrageously expensive ER vist. And the horror of going blind. My vision slowly returned. I would not wish this on my worst enemy. Please check with your doctor before using such products and make sure you do not try this product on a weekend for it is very difficult to find eye doctors to reverse the reaction or repair your vision when affected by Lumify. I would not recommend this product to anyone."
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "Used Lumify for less than a week and within a few day began to have floaters. Black dots float into my field of vision in my right eye. Went to the eye Dr and he said it was ageing in my eye. But I can’t help but wonder if it was a coincidence or if Lumify caused this annoying (now apparently permanent) effect. Anyone else have this happen to them? And to add insult to injury the drops did not clear up the redness in my eyes."
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "Interesting, I’m actually surprised by the negative reviews. I’ve battled dry, red eyes and blepharitis for Decades. Never found any good drops that worked for me. Went in a year ago to dry eye specialist again cause they were really bothering me . Did some new treatments and regimens and he recommended Lumify. Specifically because they were developed to help glaucoma. Different than other brands. All I know is they’ve been a godsend for me. Those and a new treatment to unclog my eyelid pours. My eyes have always been red and embarrassing. First time I’ve held my head up look people in the eye and they’re white all day. Because mine have been red , vision gets worse every year and flakey(blepharitis) I couldn’t say if people’s complaints are legit or not. I wonder too if you’re using red eye drops , is there already an issue like blepharitis. Maybe the drops popped it out? Who knows. All I know is they’ve been amazing for me"
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "I started using this and thought it was great.. white eyes. After a few weeks I started feeling heavy head and dizziness after I used it. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me until I forgot to use it one morning and the dizzy and heavy head wasn’t there. Also looking at lights made me so dizzy. If this is really the cause of my issues than this stuff is awful. I will not be using this again!"
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "I bought Lumify at my eye clinic and asked the doctor if it was ok to use for my dry, red eyes. I was told it was good and put a drop in one of my eyes to see how it takes the redness out. It did reduce the redness. But, on the way home I felt a pressure on that eye and developed a head ache. I didn't contribute it to the Lumify until the next day I put drops in both eyes and experienced a horrible pressure on my eyes, a headache and dryness in my eyes that lasted all morning long. I then felt it had to be from the Lumify. I have not taken any more since. I want to take it back and let them know. More warning should be taken on this product and never sold at an eye clinic!"
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "I have used many eye drops and what doctors have given, but after watching and asking others if there were side effects, I tried them. Thrilled at first, then the eyes, sinus, fast heartbeats, an odd cough, then intestinal problems appeared, and a feeling of fast temper, which isn't my normal self. At the Annual Well Care appt. last week, I mentioned these to the MD, at first she ran the regular medical tests, then I mentioned the eye drops. First, she looked up the website, all good things stated, then to review other sites: She stated I had each of the harsh side effects. Now 4 days later, after stopping it I am feeling human again, all seems to have returned to normal bodily workings."
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "I used Lumify twice and about a week later my eyes became bloodshot and have been now for 5 months. I’ve tried lubricating drops and nothing working. Has anything worked for anyone to help treat what Lumify did to my eyes?"
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "I really wanted to love Lumify. It made the whites of my eyes almost blue. Then came the side effects after daily use. First, dry eye. Second, headaches. At first I shrugged it off thinking it could from other things. Didn't use it for a week and no symptoms. Today I thought I would give it another try. Feeling the dry eye again. I'm going to have to stop this eye drop. Not for me."
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "I have used Lumify 2x and I am miserable. My right eye is blurry and my nose won’t stop running. I am sneezing like crazy. I called Baush and Lomb and poison Control. Please don’t use this product. Read the other reviews also. Warning"
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "Horrible Product after using for a few weeks my eyes have a red rash all around them and are hazed over along with Blurred Vision and the redness I was trying to prevent my eyes are worse then they ever were!!"
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "Yes these make the whites of my eyes very white (which is nice) but that's not why I'm using them. I use them because they really help with the night vision problems I've had ever since having refractive laser surgery, many years ago. My night vision is a mass of streaks and starbursts which get worse as my pupil dilates, and has caused me a lot of distress. ( Post-LASIK night vision problems) Lumify helps because it stops my pupil dilating - I discovered it a few months ago and it feels like a miracle. It's basically a diluted version of a glaucoma medication called Alphagan. I tried this early on - it made my pupils very tiny, the whites very white, but also made my eyes very dry and sore - not nice to use. Because Lumify is weaker, it doesn't have these side effects, but it constricts my pupils enough to make a big difference to my vision. Now I'm puzzled because I've read the clinical trial research papers which say that Lumify has no "significant" effect on pupil size. In my experience that's absolutely not true."
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "After 3 days of use, I woke up in the morning with severe swelling, red, and itchy eyes. Went to urgent care and was told I had pinkeye. Treated this with antibiotics but a week later my right eye still itches, my vision is fuzzy and I have painful sinus pressure. I am making an appointment with the eye doctor pronto. Like others in this forum, I really hope I haven't done permanent eye damage. DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT!!!"
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "DO NOT USE THIS DRUG EVER. I have experienced the most pain throughout the past month because of it and I have had everything from burning eyes to pink eye because of it, I have severe crusting of the eyelids and my eyes feel HOT HOT HOT, and it will not subside, at first I thought it was dry eye but these are poison and are what CAUSE dry eye."
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "After watching some YouTube video, I tried Lumify yesterday, the redness in eyes went away right away, but this morning I woke up with light headache, the discomfort of eyes are more noticeable than anything else. I also felt sleepy the whole day. I have good eye health, no underlying conditions. Just curious if Lumify is really safe to use, this is why I am here."
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "Be aware I used Lumify today, it immediately hit me with a hard tension headache. I felt ear pressure and got a light head dizzy feeling as if I was having a stroke in my head. This product is horrible and should NOT be over the counter, they have adds of actors using it for filming its horrible. After 6 hours and I'm still suffering."
Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "The first time I used Lumify, my eyes whitened up nicely. Because of the cost, I don't use these daily. The next time used them, my eyes did whiten, but the next day I woke up with bloodshot, crusty eyes. Its been 5 days and my eyes are still a mess!! I am scared to death to use these again. I will have to make an appt at an eye doctor if this does not clear up in another day or two. Beware of this product."
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Lumify (brimonidine) for Eye Redness "After using Lumify for a few days , just one drop per day, I woke up with severe a subconjunctival hemorrhage (broken blood vessels) in one eye. I went to the ophthalmologist for a check, and he found nothing wrong except for the broken capillaries. I told him I had been using Lumify, but he hadn't heard of that side effect. It cleared up in about 3 weeks, during which I didn't use any eye drops except lubricating ones (TheraTears). I then tried Lumify again, and after about 3 days the subconjuntival hemorrhage came back, in exactly the same pattern. I've never had this before, so I have to believe that Lumify caused this, particularly with other reports of this happening. I certainly won't be using it again."