Combigan eye drops are used for the therapeutic effect they have in reducing abnormally elevated pressure within the eye balls.
Combigan eye drops are composed of Timolol (5 mg) and Brimonidine (2 mg). Timolol is responsible for reducing pressure within the eye balls. Brimonidine helps to reduce the amount of fluid produced within the eye ball. Both the drugs in combination, help in maintaining normal intraocular pressure. Other inactive ingredients (excipients) are required to help the action of these therapeutic components of Combigan.
The therapeutic use of Combigan is for treatment of glaucoma. This is an eye condition involving abnormal elevation of pressure within the eye ball. Timolol and Brimonidine together are responsible for controlling the pressure and normalizing it in glaucoma patients.
It is often observed that the therapeutic effect of drugs in one disorder become a source of harm in a healthy person. Combigan also tends to exert undesirable effects on the health if used without any indication or if used in a wrong manner. Some of these side effects have been mentioned below:
It is imperative to inform the physician if patients using Combigan have developed any of these side effects from the drug. Apart from what has been mentioned above, Combigan could also lead to the development of a few other side effects, depending on patient's individual sensitivity.
Combigan is generally used for reducing internal pressure of the eye ball. It is a potent drug and should be used with caution in certain conditions. Some of the important things to be remembered about usage of Combigan are mentioned below:
Following these instructions go a long way in enhancing the therapeutic effect of Combigan and avoiding its harmful effects. These and any other instructions provided by the eye specialist doctor should be followed by patients using Combigan eye drops.
Drugs with drug composition similar to Combigan can be used as its substitute as they will have similar therapeutic effects. Names of few of these drugs have been mentioned below:
Patients should not switch from Combigan to any other eye drops unless the physician advises to do so.