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Mirvaso Side Effects

Generic Name: brimonidine topical

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of brimonidine topical. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Mirvaso.

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 (the active ingredient contained in Mirvaso). 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
Less common:
  • Blemishes on the skin
  • blistering, burning, crusting, dryness, or flaking of the skin
  • itching, scaling, severe redness, soreness, or swelling of the skin
  • pimples

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
  • fever
  • headache
  • muscle aches
  • sore throat
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to brimonidine topical: topical gel

General

The most commonly reported adverse reactions are headache, erythema, pruritus, flushing and skin burning sensation.[Ref]

Dermatologic

Common (1% to 10%): Acne, allergic contact dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dermatitis, erythema, pruritus, rosacea, skin burning sensation, skin irritation, skin pain, warm skin
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dry skin, skin discomfort, papular rash
Postmarketing reports: Aggravated erythema, face swelling, pallor, urticaria[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Nasal congestion, nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory track infection
Postmarketing reports: Throat tightness[Ref]

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Blurred vision, increased intraocular pressure
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Eyelid edema[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache, paresthesia
Postmarketing reports: Dizziness[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Common (1% to 10%): Flushing
Postmarketing reports: Bradycardia, hypotension, orthostatic hypotension[Ref]

Other

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Feeling hot, peripheral coldness[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dry mouth
Postmarketing reports: Lip swelling, tongue swelling[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Postmarketing reports: Angioedema, hypersensitivity[Ref]

Local

Postmarketing reports: Excessive whitening at application site[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Mirvaso (brimonidine topical)." Galderma Laboratories Inc, Cranbury, NJ.

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

Not all side effects for Mirvaso 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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