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Brimonidine - Overview
Brimonidine is a medication that is sometimes prescribed in the setting of persistent rosacea as well as glaucoma. People who might need a brimonidine tartrate prescription can use Push Health to connect with a local medical provider who can prescribe brimonidine tartrate, including brimonidine gel and brimonidine eye drops, when appropriate to do so.
What Is Brimonidine Used For?
Brimonidine, sold as brimonidine gel under the brand Mirvaso and brimonidine eye drops under the brand Alphagan P, belongs to a class of medications known as alpha adrenergic agonists. Brimonidine gel, like Rhofade is indicated for the topical treatment of persistent facial erythema of rosacea in adults. Brimonidine drops are sometimes prescribed in the setting of glaucoma of the eye. Brimonidine is thought to interact with alpha adrenergic receptors in the body, exerting its effects which may range from decreasing erythema to reducing aqueous humor production in the eye.
Brimonidine - Dosage and Cost
When prescribed as brimonidine gel, brimonidine medication is often prescribed to be applied once daily to affected areas of the face. Brimonidine gel should generally not be used near the eyes, lips, mouth or in the vagina but, ultimately, the application instructions for brimonidine medication depends on the health needs of the patient and the judgement of the prescribing medical provider. In gel form, brimonidine is available as brimonidine 0.33% gel which contains 5 mg of brimonidine tartrate per gram of gel. While brimonidine generic eye drops tend to be inexpensive, branded brimonidine gel is expensive, costing over $500 per brimonidine gel pump at many pharmacies across the United States. Brimonidine coupons are sometimes available online or through the manufacturer. Some insurance plans may also cover the costs associated with brimonidine medication, depending on the insurance.
Can I Buy Brimonidine Online?
Brimonidine tartrate requires a prescription to be dispensed by a pharmacy in the United States. Because of this, brimonidine OTC is not available and one cannot just buy brimonidine online. The first step to getting brimonidine medication is consulting a licensed medical provider. People who need a brimonidine tartrate prescription can use Push Health to connect with a local medical provider who can prescribe brimonidine, including brimonidine gel and brimonidine eye drops (brimonidine ophthalmic), when appropriate to do so.
Brimonidine - Side Effects
Brimonidine tartrate can cause side effects when used and concerns should be discussed with a qualified medical professional prior to use. Side effects that may result from brimonidine use include redness, irritation, dermatitis, and worsening rosacea symptoms at the application site. More severe symptoms include blood pressure changes, vascular insufficiency and worsening of underlying cardiovascular disease. Brimonidine and alcohol should not be used together. People with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to brimonidine or similar medications should not use brimonidine.
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Last updated July 28, 2020. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.