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What is the difference between Lumify and Alphagan P?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 16, 2024.

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Lumify is an over-the-counter (OTC) eye drop that contains low-dose brimonidine tartrate, whereas Alphagan P is a prescription eye care product that contains brimonidine at a higher strength.

Lumify (brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution 0.025%) is used for the treatment of ocular redness (red eyes), whereas Alphagan P (brimonidine tartrate, 0.1% or 0.15%) was first approved by the FDA for intraocular pressure (IOP) reduction in glaucoma patients.

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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