Combigan is a medication used to treat high pressure inside the eye from certain conditions such as glaucoma, ocular hypertension, or other diseases. Blindness can be prevented by this medication as it lowers the high pressure inside the eye.
Combigan contains both brimonidine and timolol. Brimonidine helps to reduce pressure inside the eye by decreasing the amount of fluid formed in the eye and by allowing better fluid drainage. Timolol reduces pressure inside the eye by decreasing the amount of fluid formed there, and is also a beta-blocker.
Do not use this medication when wearing contact lenses, as Combigan can contain an ingredient that may discolor contacts
There is the possibility of certain side effects when taking a Combigan prescription. If you have hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling around the face, mouth, or throat, seek emergency medical help immediately as these are signs of an allergic reaction.
Common side effects may include:
Call a doctor if you experience more serious side effects such as:
What is glaucoma?
Glaucoma can be caused by excess fluid that increases pressure within the eye. The increased pressure can damage the eye’s optic nerve. The most common form of glaucoma is open-angle glaucoma.
Is there a cure for glaucoma?
Although there is no cure for glaucoma, reducing eye pressure can help mitigate the risk of vision loss associated with this condition. High eye pressure can slowly damage your optic nerve, that’s why treatment for high pressure is important.
What did your doctor prescribe Combigan?
It is common for prescription eye drops to be used to reduce high pressure in the eye. Combigan has been proen to lower eye pressure in glaucoma patients.