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Common Alphagan Side Effects


The most commonly reported Alphagan side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Ocular Hyperaemia (57)
Eye Irritation (53)
Eye Pain (35)
Vision Blurred (31)
Dizziness (30)
Eye Pruritus (28)
Fatigue (24)
Lacrimation Increased (24)
Eye Discharge (22)
Dry Mouth (22)
Intraocular Pressure Increased (19)
Dyspnoea (16)
Headache (15)
Hypotension (15)
Asthenia (14)
Hypersensitivity (13)
Nausea (13)
Blood Pressure Increased (12)
Somnolence (12)
Abnormal Sensation In Eye (11)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Alphagan Side Effects Reported to FDA



Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620260
Night Sweats, Dyspepsia, Blood Pressure Decreased, Myalgia, Myalgia, Lethargy
This is a report of a 74-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: intraocular pressure increased, who was treated with Alphagan P (dosage: 1 Gtt, Bid, start time: 201305), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Night Sweats, Dyspepsia, Blood Pressure Decreased, Myalgia, Myalgia, Lethargy after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Alphagan P treatment in male patients, resulting in Night Sweats side effect.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620255
Therapeutic Response Decreased
This report suggests a potential Alphagan P Therapeutic Response Decreased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 84-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: intraocular pressure increased,blood pressure and used Alphagan P (dosage: 2 Gtt, Bid) starting 2005. After starting Alphagan P the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Therapeutic Response DecreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Aggrenox (Unk)
Although Alphagan P demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Therapeutic Response Decreased, may still occur.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620254
Feeling Abnormal, Dizziness, Dizziness
This Feeling Abnormal problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: glaucoma. On
Jun 30, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Alphagan P (dosage: 2 Gtt, Bid). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Latanoprost
  • Diuretic Nos
When using Alphagan P, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Feeling Abnormal, Dizziness, DizzinessAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Feeling Abnormal, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620253
Blood Pressure Decreased, Visual Impairment, Blood Pressure Fluctuation, Vision Blurred
This Blood Pressure Decreased side effect was reported by a physician from Country Not Specified. A 91-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: glaucoma,hypertension.The patient was prescribed Alphagan P (drug dosage: 2 Gtt, Bid), which was initiated on
Jun 30, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Losartan (50 Mg, Unk)
  • Lumigan 0.01% (Unk)
.After starting to take Alphagan P the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Blood Pressure Decreased, Visual Impairment, Blood Pressure Fluctuation, Vision BlurredThese side effects may potentially be related to Alphagan P.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620252
Eye Discharge, Vision Blurred, Eye Irritation
This is a report of a 82-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: intraocular pressure increased, who was treated with Alphagan P (dosage: 2 Gtt, Bid, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Injections To Eyes Nos
  • Ciprofloxacin (Unk)
  • Inhalers Nos
  • Otc Pain Reliever Nos (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Eye Discharge, Vision Blurred, Eye Irritation after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Alphagan P treatment in female patients, resulting in Eye Discharge side effect.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620251
Heart Rate Decreased
This report suggests a potential Alphagan P Heart Rate Decreased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Alphagan P (dosage: 1 Gtt, Bid) starting 201301. After starting Alphagan P the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Heart Rate DecreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Lisinopril
  • Metoprolol
  • Paxil /00500401/
Although Alphagan P demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Heart Rate Decreased, may still occur.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620250
Eye Irritation, Ocular Hyperaemia
This Eye Irritation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 53-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: glaucoma. On 201305 this consumer started treatment with Alphagan P (dosage: 2 Gtt, Bid). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Alphagan P, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Eye Irritation, Ocular HyperaemiaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Eye Irritation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620248
Madarosis, Madarosis
This Madarosis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 75-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: glaucoma,blood cholesterol.The patient was prescribed Alphagan P (drug dosage: 2 Gtt, Bid), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Crestor
  • Hctz (25 Mg, Unk)
  • Synthroid (0.5 Unk, Unk)
  • Amlodipine (5.40 Mg, Unk)
  • Lotrel
  • Asa (Unk)
  • Vitamins /00067501/
.After starting to take Alphagan P the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Madarosis, MadarosisThese side effects may potentially be related to Alphagan P.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620246
Gait Disturbance, Dehydration, Blood Pressure Decreased, Blood Pressure Increased, Dizziness
This is a report of a 78-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Alphagan P (dosage: 2 Gtt, Bid, start time:
Jun 26, 2013), combined with:
  • Refresh Optive
  • Refresh Gel Nos
  • Pravastatin (10 Mg, Unk)
  • Atenolol (37.5 Mg, Bid)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Gait Disturbance, Dehydration, Blood Pressure Decreased, Blood Pressure Increased, Dizziness after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Alphagan P treatment in female patients, resulting in Gait Disturbance side effect.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620244
Abdominal Discomfort, Nausea, Dysgeusia, Feeling Abnormal, Insomnia, Blood Pressure Increased
This report suggests a potential Alphagan P Abdominal Discomfort side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 69-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: glaucoma and used Alphagan P (dosage: 2 Gtt, Bid) starting
Jun 26, 2013. After starting Alphagan P the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Abdominal Discomfort, Nausea, Dysgeusia, Feeling Abnormal, Insomnia, Blood Pressure IncreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Travatan
Although Alphagan P demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Abdominal Discomfort, may still occur.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620243
Dyspnoea, Heart Rate Increased
This Dyspnoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Alphagan (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Alphagan, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Dyspnoea, Heart Rate IncreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dyspnoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620242
Pruritus, Rash Papular
This Pruritus side effect was reported by a health professional from Country Not Specified. A 69-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: glaucoma.The patient was prescribed Alphagan P (drug dosage: 1 Drop To Left Eye Twice Daily), which was initiated on
Apr 10, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Alphagan P the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Pruritus, Rash PapularThese side effects may potentially be related to Alphagan P.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620241
Skin Exfoliation, Foreign Body In Eye, Scleral Hyperaemia, Reaction To Preservatives, Lacrimation Increased, Eye Irritation, Dizziness, Eye Irritation
This is a report of a 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: ocular hypertension, who was treated with Alphagan P (dosage: 2 Gtt, Bid, start time: 201304), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Skin Exfoliation, Foreign Body In Eye, Scleral Hyperaemia, Reaction To Preservatives, Lacrimation Increased, Eye Irritation, Dizziness, Eye Irritation after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Alphagan P treatment in female patients, resulting in Skin Exfoliation side effect.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620240
Ocular Hyperaemia
This report suggests a potential Alphagan Ocular Hyperaemia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 93-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Alphagan (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Alphagan the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Ocular HyperaemiaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Alphagan demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Ocular Hyperaemia, may still occur.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620238
Intraocular Pressure Increased, Therapeutic Response Decreased
This Intraocular Pressure Increased problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: glaucoma. On NS this consumer started treatment with Alphagan P (dosage: 2 Gtt, Tid). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Xioptan (2 Gtt, Unk)
When using Alphagan P, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Intraocular Pressure Increased, Therapeutic Response DecreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Intraocular Pressure Increased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620236
Scleral Hyperaemia, Pruritus, Eyelids Pruritus, Erythema Of Eyelid, Eye Pruritus, Eye Pain
This Scleral Hyperaemia side effect was reported by a physician from Country Not Specified. A 78-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: glaucoma.The patient was prescribed Alphagan P (drug dosage: 1 Gtt, Tid), which was initiated on 201307. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lumigan (2 Gtt, Qhs)
  • Citalopram
  • Warfarin
  • Simvastatin
  • Lorazepam
.After starting to take Alphagan P the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Scleral Hyperaemia, Pruritus, Eyelids Pruritus, Erythema Of Eyelid, Eye Pruritus, Eye PainThese side effects may potentially be related to Alphagan P.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620234
Skin Tightness, Ocular Discomfort, Eye Pain
This is a report of a 81-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: intraocular pressure increased, who was treated with Alphagan P (dosage: 2 Gtt, Bid, start time:
Jun 19, 2013), combined with:
  • Timoptic (Unk)
  • Latanaprost/timolol (Unk)
  • Inderal Nos (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Skin Tightness, Ocular Discomfort, Eye Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Alphagan P treatment in female patients, resulting in Skin Tightness side effect.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620233
Vision Blurred
This report suggests a potential Alphagan P Vision Blurred side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 55-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: glaucoma,diabetes mellitus and used Alphagan P (dosage: 2 Gtt, Bid) starting 201307. After starting Alphagan P the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Vision BlurredAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Lantus (Unk)
  • Victoza
  • Metformin
  • Starlix
  • Verapamil (Unk)
  • Blood Pressure Medicine (Unk)
Although Alphagan P demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Vision Blurred, may still occur.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620231
Blood Pressure Increased, Musculoskeletal Disorder, Nervousness, Back Disorder
This Blood Pressure Increased problem was reported by a physician from US. A 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: ocular hypertension. On NS this consumer started treatment with Alphagan P (dosage: 2 Gtt, Bid). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Diovan
When using Alphagan P, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Blood Pressure Increased, Musculoskeletal Disorder, Nervousness, Back DisorderAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Blood Pressure Increased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620227
Erythema, Eye Irritation, Erythema Of Eyelid
This Erythema side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 70-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: glaucoma.The patient was prescribed Alphagan P (drug dosage: 2 Gtt, Bid), which was initiated on 201302. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Alphagan P the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Erythema, Eye Irritation, Erythema Of EyelidThese side effects may potentially be related to Alphagan P.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620226
Balance Disorder, Hypertension
This is a report of a 83-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: glaucoma, who was treated with Alphagan P (dosage: 2 Gtt, Bid, start time: 201206), combined with:
  • Cosopt (2 Gtt, Qam)
  • Lumigan (2 Gtt, Qhs)
  • Systane
  • Atenolol (0.25 Mg, Qd)
  • Metformin (500 Mg, Qd)
  • Amiloride Hcl/hydrochloorthiazide
  • Potassium
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Balance Disorder, Hypertension after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Alphagan P treatment in female patients, resulting in Balance Disorder side effect.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620223
Pain In Extremity, Pain In Extremity, Pain, Pain In Extremity, Muscular Weakness, Gait Disturbance, Eyelid Ptosis, Photosensitivity Reaction
This report suggests a potential Alphagan P Pain In Extremity side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: glaucoma and used Alphagan P (dosage: 2 Gtt, Tid) starting 201307. After starting Alphagan P the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Pain In Extremity, Pain In Extremity, Pain, Pain In Extremity, Muscular Weakness, Gait Disturbance, Eyelid Ptosis, Photosensitivity ReactionAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Prednisolone Acetate, 1.0%
  • Travatan Z
  • Phenobarbital
  • Neurontin
  • Synthroid (88 ?g, Unk)
  • Synthroid (100 ?g, Bi-weekly)
  • Vitamin D /00107901/ (50000 Units, Q Week)
  • Famotidine (40 Mg, Bid)
Although Alphagan P demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pain In Extremity, may still occur.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620220
Therapeutic Response Decreased
This Therapeutic Response Decreased problem was reported by a physician from US. A 83-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Alphagan (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Alphagan, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Therapeutic Response DecreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Therapeutic Response Decreased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620216
Scleral Hyperaemia, Conjunctivitis, Eye Irritation, Lacrimation Increased, Eye Irritation
This Scleral Hyperaemia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 66-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: glaucoma.The patient was prescribed Alphagan P (drug dosage: 1 Unk, Unk), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lumigan (2 Gtt, Qhs)
  • Lotamin
  • Simvastatin
  • Benicar (Unk)
.After starting to take Alphagan P the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Scleral Hyperaemia, Conjunctivitis, Eye Irritation, Lacrimation Increased, Eye IrritationThese side effects may potentially be related to Alphagan P.
Alphagan Side Effect Report#9620215
Dyspnoea, Hypersomnia, Dizziness, Fatigue
This is a report of a 83-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Alphagan (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Prednisolone Acetate, 1.0% (Unk)
  • Besivance /06324101/ (Unk)
  • Prolensa (Unk)
  • Xarelto (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dyspnoea, Hypersomnia, Dizziness, Fatigue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Alphagan treatment in male patients, resulting in Dyspnoea side effect.


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The appearance of Alphagan on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Alphagan Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Ocular Hyperaemia 45
Eye Irritation 37
Eye Pain 24
Vision Blurred 22
Dizziness 21
Dry Mouth 19
Eye Pruritus 17
Fatigue 17
Eye Discharge 16
Intraocular Pressure Increased 14

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    Alphagan Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0023-9177
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameALPHAGAN P
    Namebrimonidine tartrate
    Dosage FormSOLUTION/ DROPS
    RouteOPHTHALMIC
    On market since20010710
    LabelerAllergan, Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE
    Strength(s)1.5
    Unit(s)mg/mL
    Pharma ClassAdrenergic alpha-Agonists [MoA],alpha-Adrenergic Agonist [EPC]

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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 344

    Alphagan safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 3

    Reported hospitalizations: 30

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