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Alphagan® P (brimonidine tartrate) is available only by prescription and is used to treat open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension. It comes in the form of an eye drop and is used three times daily in the affected eye(s).
Alphagan P eye drops are not appropriate for everyone. You may not be able to safely use this drug if you have certain medical conditions, such as depression or heart disease, or if you are taking certain medications, including some nonprescription medicines and supplements.
Although most people tolerate these eye drops well, Alphagan P can cause side effects, such as eye itching, redness, and allergies. If negative reactions do occur, they tend to be minor and easily treated.
(For more information on these eye drops, click Alphagan P. This eMedTV article describes how this prescription eye medication works, lists additional side effects, and offers some safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)