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Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
5/4/2015 12:09:32 PM

Reviewer: dellrocks, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My eye doctor prescribed these drops for my eye pressure. I used it one night, & have had terrific irritation & tearing ever since so I'm afraid to use it again. Directions say not to use if you have low blood pressure, which I have & wasn't mentioned by my doctor or pharmacist.

Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
3/4/2015 5:29:59 PM

Reviewer: 75 or over Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
My father had been on this for over a year, and like another reviewer mentioned; I feel like he developed an allergy or some other reaction with it. developed lots of itching, red bloodshot eyes, redness and discoloration around the eyes, eyelid crusting and pain.

Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
10/30/2014 9:04:44 PM

Reviewer: W311, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have glaucoma and my dr. Prescribed brimonidine to decrease the pressure in my eyes. Initially the only side effect I had to cope with was DRY mouth. It was uncomfortable but I sucked candy and drunk water repeatedly. However, after using the drops a couple weeks, my blood pressure began to drop even to the point where I almost fainted and had to be taken to ER. Of course this was very scary sin ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
8/29/2014 10:56:33 AM

Reviewer: helenstone, 75 or over Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on Alphagan P for about 6 months and my left leg hurt so much my doctor had me get a cardiogram to see if I had a cardiovascular problem. I checked the Side Effects for this drug on the internet and found that it could cause muscular weakness. I stopped this drug and was given Briminodine about 3 weeks ago. My leg is beginning to feel weak again, like it's going to give out on me. Th ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
11/3/2011 9:58:27 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I developed an eye allergy after being on this medication for 1 year. There were no side effects until now. My eyes started itching, I had a lot of redness in the eyes and around the outside of the eyes. Also, dry scaly skin on the eyelids and under the eyes. My eye dr. said that an allergy can sometimes develop from this medication, even after taking it for a length of time. So the dr. said to st ... Show Full Comment

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