What do you understand by Combigan eye drop?
Combigan comprises of two active generic ingredients called as Brimonidine and Timolol. Timolol is known as beta-blocker that lowers the pressure of the eye and Brimonidine is an alpha-adrenergic agonist that reduces the fluid production and pressure inside the eye. This drug combination is much effective in the treating high pressure inside the eye due to glaucoma.
What is the mechanism of action of Combigan eye drop?
Brimonidine shows its function by causing better fluid drainage from within the eye. It also lowers the amount of fluid formed inside the eye. Timolol shows its mechanism by reducing the amount of fluid built in the eye. Both the drugs results in an ocular hypotensive effect inside the eye. By lowering the fluid release and pressure of the eye, Combigan treats open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
What is the dosage regimen of Combigan eye drop?
Before you put Combigan inside the eye, first wash your hands. Tilt your head back and pull down your lower eyelid. Keep the dropper directly over your eye and instill single drop of Combigan eye drop in the affected eye twice daily for approximately 12 hours apart. Do not blink and rub your eyes.
What are the contraindication of Combigan eye drop?
- In case of allergic symptom or hypersensitive reaction to Brimonidine, Timolol or any other ingredient of Combigan eye drop, you should never use this medication.
- Do not use in pregnancy condition and by lactating mothers.
What are the safety measures before using Combigan eye drop?
- Combigan eye drop should never be prescribed to a child of age below 2 years.
- Patients should take out contact lenses before using Combigan eye drop and they should wait for 15 minutes before putting the contact lenses.
- People suffering from congestive heart failure, COPD, myasthenia gravis, asthma, and thyroid disorder should never instill Combigan eye drop.
What are the harmful effects of Combigan eye drop?
Some common side effects of Combigan eye drop involve excessive tearing, stinging in the eyes, burning eyes, headache, itchy eyes, dizziness, redness and pain in the eye.