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What is brimonidine?

Brimonidine is the name of the active ingredient in an eye drop product sold under the brand name Alphagan P and its generic name. It is used to reduce the ocular (eye) pressure in people with ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma. Brimonidine is in a class of drugs called alpha adrenergic agonists, and works by reducing the amount of fluid produced in the eye.

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