Combigan eye drops contain two active ingredients, brimonidine tartrate and timolol maleate. These are both drugs that work to decrease increased pressure in the eye. Brimonidine is a type of drug called an alpha agonist, and it works by stimulating alpha receptors on the blood vessels surrounding the eye. This causes the blood vessels to narrow, which reduces the amount of fluid in the eye. Timolol is a type of drug called a beta-blocker. These medicines block beta-receptors in the body. Blocking the beta receptors in the eye reduces the amount of fluid within the eye, reducing pressure.
Combigan Side Effects
The possible Combigan side effects include:
• Cough, sore throat, headache;
• Dry eyes, blurred vision, dry nose, unpleasant taste;
• Drowsiness, weakness, fatigue;
• Mild burning or stinging in the eyes;
• Mildly swollen or puffy eyes;
• Nausea, upset stomach;
• Sensitivity to light.
More serious side effects may include:
• Confusions, hallucinations;
• Feeling faint, passing out;
• Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet;
• Muscle weakness;
• Pounding heartbeat;
• Slow heart rate, weak pulse, slow breathing;
• Severe swelling, itching or burning in the eye.
Combigan Safety in Pregnancy and Children
Before purchasing, tell your doctor if you have any of the following medical conditions:
• Asthma, allergies;
• Circulation problems, any kind of heart problems;
• History of fainting;,
• Muscle disorder;
• Slow heartbeat.
Combigan is pregnancy category C, and it is not known if it can cause harm to an unborn baby. You must consult your doctor if you are planning to conceive, are pregnant or are breastfeeding. It is suitable for adults over 18 years only. You must consult your doctor if you are taking any other medications as they may interact with Combigan, including heart or blood pressure medications, anti-malarials, antifungals, antihistamines, antibiotics, HIV/AIDS medications and antidepressants.
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