Combigan (Brimonidine/Timolol) is used to treat high pressure inside the eye due to glaucoma (open-angle type) or other eye diseases. Lowering high pressure inside the eye helps to prevent blindness. Brimonidine and Timolol are used together when 1 drug is not controlling the pressure inside the eye. Brimonidine works by allowing better fluid drainage from within the eye and also by decreasing the amount of fluid formed in the eye. It belongs to a class of drugs known as alpha agonists. Timolol is thought to work by decreasing the amount of fluid formed in the eye. Timolol belongs to a class of drugs known as beta-blockers. This medication is not recommended for use in children less than 2 years old due to an increased risk of serious side effects. Brimonidine/Timolol (Generic) is available in addition to the brand name Combigan in strengths of 0.2% and 0.5%.
Use Combigan exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper above the eye with the tip down. Look up and away from the dropper and squeeze out a drop.
Use only the number of drops your doctor has prescribed. If you use more than one drop, wait about 5 minutes between drops.
Wait at least 10 minutes before using any other eye drops your doctor has prescribed.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Combigan: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Q: Why is Combigan prescribed?
A: Combigan eye drops are used to treat open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension
Q: Is there a generic alternative to Combigan?
A: Yes, Brimonidine/Timolol (Generic) is available for purchase.
Q: How should I store this medication?
A: Store Combigan eye drops at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
Q: Can Comibgan be used by anyone?
A: Combigan should not be given to a child younger than 2 years old.