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Who should not use Combigan?

Anyone who is allergic to brimonidine or timolol should not use Combigan (brimonidine, plus timolol maleate ophthalmic solution). It should not be used by people with second or third degree heart block, heart failure or uniquely slow heartbeat; using another beta-blocker eye drop; have serious chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Combigan should be cautiously used in children, since they may have more sensitivity to its effects. It should not be used in children less than two years of age, since its safety has not been determined for this age group.

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. Combigan might harm an unborn child and its ingredients (brimonidine and timolol) can also travel through breast milk. You should consult with your doctor about the risks and benefits of using Combigan while pregnant, while it is advisable to not breastfeed while taking Combigan. Do not use Combigan when wearing contact lenses since it may have a preservative that is absorbed by soft contacts. After using Combigan, wait a minimum of 15 minutes before inserting your contacts.

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