When do you use Combigan eye drops?
Combigan eye drops are used to lower raised pressure in the eye and to treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition in which the pressure of the fluid in the eye may be high. However, some people with glaucoma may have normal eye pressure. Glaucoma is usually caused by a build-up of the fluid which flows through the eye.
How do you use Combigan eye drops?
To apply the Combigan eye drops:
- 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. …
- Use only the number of drops your doctor has prescribed. …
- Wait at least 10 minutes before using any other eye drops your doctor has prescribed.
Can you take Combigan 3 times a day?
In conclusion, we found that Combigan administered three times daily is more effective than and as safe as twice-daily administration.
How often do you use Combigan?
Dosage for Combigan
The recommended dose is one drop of Combigan in the affected eye(s) twice daily approximately 12 hours apart. If more than one topical ophthalmic product is to be used, they should be instilled at least 5 minutes apart.
Do Combigan eye drops need to be refrigerated?
Combigan eye drops do not need to be refrigerated. After opening your Combigan bottle, you should use it within 28 days because it can start to grow bacteria after this time. (Bacteria can cause eye infections, which may be serious.)
Do you shake Combigan eye drops?
Proper use of Combigan
To use the eye drops: Shake the medicine well just before each use. First, wash your hands. Tilt the head back and, pressing your finger gently on the skin just beneath the lower eyelid, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to make a space.
Is there a substitute for Combigan?
There are currently no generic alternatives for Combigan. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
When will combigan become generic?
DrugPatentWatch® Generic Entry Outlook for Combigan
By analyzing the patents and regulatory protections it appears that the earliest date for generic entry will be April 19, 2022.
How long does a bottle of combigan last?
Throw out any remaining solution after four weeks from the date of opening. Eye drops contain a preservative which helps prevent germs growing in the solution for the first four weeks after opening the bottle.
Can glaucoma eye drops make you tired?
Side Effects of Glaucoma Medications
Alpha Agonists: burning or stinging, fatigue, headache, drowsiness, dry mouth and nose, relatively higher likelihood of allergic reaction.