Brimonidine topical Side Effects
Commonly reported side effects of brimonidine topical include: flushing. Other side effects include: burning sensation of skin and erythema. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
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.
Major Side Effects
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
- Blemishes on the skin
- blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
- itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
Minor Side Effects
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
- muscle aches
- sore throat
- stuffy or runny nose
- unusual tiredness or weakness
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to brimonidine topical: topical gel
The most commonly reported adverse reactions are erythema, pruritus, flushing and skin burning sensation.[Ref]
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[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Allergic contact dermatitis[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Flushing[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Headache
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Paresthesia[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Blurred vision, increased intraocular pressure
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Eyelid edema[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Nasopharyngitis
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Nasal congestion[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dry mouth[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Feeling hot, peripheral coldness[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Mirvaso (brimonidine topical)." Galderma Laboratories Inc, Cranbury, NJ.
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.
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