Uses

This medication is used to treat a certain skin disorder called rosacea. It works by narrowing blood vessels to reduce redness. Brimonidine belongs to a class of drugs known as alpha agonists.

How to use Brimonidine Gel

Read the Patient Information Leaflet and Instructions for Use if available from your pharmacist before you start using this drug and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is for use on the skin only. Avoid getting this medication into your eyes or mouth, on your lips, on any areas of broken/irritated skin including after laser treatment, or in and around the vaginal area.

Wash your hands before and after applying this medication. Clean and dry the affected area before applying the medication. Apply a pea-sized amount of the medication to the affected area(s) (such as the forehead, chin, nose, and each cheek) and gently spread a thin layer of the medication over that area as directed by your doctor, usually once daily.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day.

To reduce your risk of side effects, your doctor may direct you to apply a smaller amount of medication at first and gradually increase your dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

Keep this medicine in a safe place to prevent accidental use or misuse. Children who have accidentally swallowed this medication have had serious side effects, including trouble breathing, weakness, slow heartbeat, confusion, sweating. If a child swallows this drug, get medical help right away.

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