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The standard dosage of brimonidine/timolol is one drop in the affected eye(s) twice a day. If this amount doesn't lower your eye pressure enough, your healthcare provider can suggest other treatment options. Make sure not to touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye or the skin; this will help prevent the eye drops from becoming contaminated.

An Introduction to Dosing With Brimonidine/Timolol

There is only one standard dose of brimonidine/timolol (Combigan®), regardless of your age, weight, or the severity of your glaucoma. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

What Is the Standard Brimonidine/Timolol Dosage?

The recommended brimonidine/timolol dosage for treating glaucoma or high eye pressure is one drop in the affected eye(s) twice daily. It is generally not recommended to increase the dosage beyond the standard recommended amount, even if your eye pressure remains high.
 
If this dose does not adequately lower the pressure in the eye, your healthcare provider may add another type of glaucoma medication or switch you to a different glaucoma medication.
 

General Information on Using Brimonidine/Timolol

Considerations to keep in mind during treatment with brimonidine/timolol include the following:
 
  • Soft contact lenses can absorb the preservative in these eye drops. In order to avoid this problem, you must remove the lenses before using brimonidine/timolol and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them.
     
  • If you use other eye drops in addition to brimonidine/timolol, make sure to wait at least five minutes the brimonidine/timolol dosage and that of the other eye medication.
     
  • In order to prevent contamination of the drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye or the skin.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as directed.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to dosing for brimonidine/timolol, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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