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Brimonidine Gel Side Effects

Common Side Effects

Brimonidine gel has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people using the medicine were carefully documented and compared to those that occurred in a group of people who were given a gel with no active ingredients (a placebo).
In these studies, the most common brimonidine gel side effects included:
  • Redness -- in up to 4 percent of people
  • Skin flushing -- up to 3 percent
  • Burning sensation -- up to 2 percent.
Other reactions, each occurring in 1 percent of people, included:
  • Dermatitis or contact dermatitis (an inflamed rash)
  • Warm skin
  • Unusual sensations, such as tingling or pricking
  • Acne
  • Skin pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Nasal congestion.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using brimonidine gel or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.

Brimonidine Gel Information

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