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Alphagan (brimonidine ophthalmic) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Alphagan (brimonidine ophthalmic):


Alcohol (Ethanol) ↔ brimonidine ophthalmic

Moderate Drug Interaction

After using brimonidine ophthalmic, some of the medication may be absorbed into the bloodstream and occasionally produce central nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Combining it with ethanol or other medications that can also have these effects may increase the risk. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Also avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you, and use caution when getting up from a sitting or lying position. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Alphagan (brimonidine ophthalmic) drug interactions

There are 778 drug interactions with Alphagan (brimonidine ophthalmic)

Alphagan (brimonidine ophthalmic) disease interactions

There are 3 disease interactions with Alphagan (brimonidine ophthalmic) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

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