Brinzolamide and Brimonidine Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Report any serious side effects right away. Stop using this medicine if your eyes get swollen, painful, or have a discharge, and see your doctor or health care professional as soon as you can.
If you wear contact lenses, take them out before using this medicine. Wait 15 minutes before putting them back into your eyes.
If you are using another eye medicine, wait at least 5 minutes in between using each medicine.
Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
discoloration of the white part of the eye
eye irritation or redness
eyes sensitive to light
red, sore eyes
Burning, dry, or itching eyes
discharge or excessive tearing
hives or welts
redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
Incidence not known
Chest pain or discomfort
constricted, pinpoint, or small pupils (black part of the eye)
fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
redness of the skin
shortness of breath
slow or irregular heartbeat
swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet
tightness in the chest
troubled breathing or swallowing
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Burning and stinging sensation
change in color vision
change in taste
difficulty seeing at night
feeling of having something in the eye
increase in blood flow to the whites of the eyes
increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
lack or loss of strength
loss of taste
paleness of the eye or inner lining of the eyelid
redness and tiny bumps on the lining of the eyelid
Acid or sour stomach
body aches or pain
crusting in the corner of the eye
dryness or soreness of the throat
excessive muscle tone
hair loss or thinning of the hair
muscle tension or tightness
stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
tender, swollen glands in the neck
tightness in the chest
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.