Combigan Ophthalmic Solution

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What is Combigan Eye Drops prescribed for?

Combigan is used to treat glaucoma and ocular hypertension. Glaucoma is a condition where the pressure inside the eye is too high. This can damage the optic nerve and lead to vision loss. Ocular hypertension occurs when the pressure inside the eye is too high. There is no damage to the optic nerve or vision loss. Combigan contains two medications: brimonidine tartrate and timolol maleate. Brimonidine tartrate helps reduce the production of fluid inside the eye. Timolol maleate decreases the amount of fluid that is produced in the eye.

Combigan Ophthalmic Solution Information

How to use Combigan Eye Drops?

This medication may come with a Patient Information Leaflet. Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using this product.. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

To apply eye drops, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface.

The preservative in this product may be absorbed by contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using the eye drops. Wait at least 15 minutes after using this medication before putting in your contact lenses.

Tilt your head back, look up, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over your affected eye and place 1 drop in the pouch. This is usually done 2 times daily (12 hours apart) or as directed by your doctor. Look down and gently close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes.

Place one finger at the corner of your eye (near the nose) and apply gentle pressure. This will prevent the medication from draining away from the eye. Try not to blink and do not rub your eyes. Repeat these steps for your other eye if so directed.

Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use.

If you are using another kind of eye medication, wait at least 10 minutes before applying other medications.

Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day. Keep using this medication even if you feel well. Most people with glaucoma or high pressure in the eyes do not feel sick.

Combigan Eye Drops drug interactions

The list provided below includes drugs that are recognized to interact with Combigan Eye Drops. However, it is important to note that this is not an exhaustive compilation of all potential drug interactions.

Disclose all of your current medications, including prescription medications and OTC products, to your doctor. They will assess the potential interaction and determine whether it is beneficial to use both drugs together. If not, adjustments need to be made to your treatment plan.

Common Side effects of Combigan Eye Drops?

Few known side effects of Combigan Eye Drops Tabs. Please note that this is not a complete list of all possible side effects of Combigan Eye Drops.

  • dizziness
  • dry eyes
  • upset stomach
  • watery eyes
  • temporary blurred vision
  • sore throat
  • feeling as if something is in the eye
  • sensitivity to light
  • dry nose
  • headache
  • nausea
  • blurred vision
  • unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • tired feeling
  • swollen or puffy eyes
  • weakness
  • cough

Please inform your doctor about any side effects you experience. If you find these side effects difficult to manage, contact your doctor for medical advice.

Combigan may lower your blood pressure. Talk to your doctor if you have a history of hypotension or taking beta blockers to lower your blood pressure. It may also lower your heart rate. This may not be safe for individuals with myasthenia gravis, chest pain, heart failure or AV block.

Combigan Ophthalmic Solution FAQs

Combigan Eye Drops cost in Canada?

Combigan Eye Drops 0.2%/0.5% cost in Canada
- 10 mL - $87.15 USD ($8.72 per mL)
- 20 mL - $163.80 USD ($8.19 per mL)
- 30 mL - $229.95 USD ($7.67 per mL)

Brimonidine-Timolol Eye drops cost in Canada?

Brimonidine-Timolol Eye drops 0.2%/0.5% cost in Canada
- 10 mL - $73.50 USD ($7.35 per mL)
- 20 mL - $132.30 USD ($6.62 per mL)
- 30 mL - $166.95 USD ($5.57 per mL)

How often should I use Combigan Eye Drops?

The frequency of using Combigan Eye Drops should be determined by your healthcare professional or as directed on the product label. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and usage instructions provided by your doctor or pharmacist.

Can I use Combigan Eye Drops while wearing contact lenses?

No, you should not use Combigan Eye Drops while wearing contact lenses. Combigan contains active ingredients that can be absorbed by contact lenses, which may cause discoloration or discomfort.

It is recommended to remove your contact lenses before using Combigan Eye Drops. Wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them.

Can Combigan Eye Drops be used in children?

Combigan Eye Drops are not approved for use in children below the age of 2 years. The safety and effectiveness of Combigan in paediatric patients have not been established. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional or paediatrician for appropriate eye drop options and dosing instructions for children.

Can Combigan Eye Drops be used with other eye drops or medications?

Combigan Eye Drops should be used with caution when considering other eye drops or medications. It is crucial to consult with a healthcare professional before combining Combigan Eye Drops with any other eye drops or medications. They can evaluate your specific situation and provide appropriate guidance based on your individual needs and potential interactions.

How long does it take for Combigan Eye Drops to start working?

Combigan Eye Drops typically start working within 30 minutes to 1 hour after administration. However, the exact onset of action may vary from person to person. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional for optimal effectiveness.

Can Combigan Eye Drops cause allergic reactions?

Combigan Eye Drops can potentially cause allergic reactions in some individuals. Allergic reactions to Combigan Eye Drops may include itching, redness, swelling, or a rash in or around the eyes. In severe cases, an allergic reaction may cause difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Seek immediate medical attention if you have an allergic reaction. It is also advisable to inform your healthcare provider about any known allergies or sensitivities before treatment.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended as supplementary information to that provided by your doctor. The guidance provided by your doctor supersedes any information provided on the website. Do not avoid or disregard any counseling from your licensed medical professional based on this information. If you have any medical questions that are not answered here, we do offer counseling from a licensed pharmacist.