Alphagan P 0.1% side effect

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I'm 81 years old and have been using Alphagan for many years but the past few days I've had a burning sensastion after instilling the drops in my eyes. It last only about 30-60 seconds. I thought it might be that my eyes are irritated or tired from computer or winter weather, dry air in apartment, etc.

I wonder if anyone else has experienced the same thing?

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    Not unusual. Has it kept your eye pressure down?
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    • Posted

      Thank you, but "What" is not unusual?

      I just instilled Systane ( for my dry eyes) and that also had a burning sensation for about 15 seconds after I put it in.

      I also take two other eye drops for glaucoma. My pressure is being maintained for past 30 years.

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    I have been using various drops for the last 1.5 Years. Betopic 0.25% did not lower my pressure at alI. Co-Dorzal lowered my IOP from 23 to 12 each eye in one month's time but it reduced my heart rate to 50. Hence Travatan once a day was started instead which maintained my IOP 16 Lt eye and 18 Rt eye. Alphagan was prescribed,used for just 2 days but it lowered my BP, hence left. in 2 days time, I did not feel any other adverse effect with Alphagan.

    For the last over 8 months, I am using travatan once a day and Azopt twice a day which are working reasonably well with IOP remaining 16 one eye and 18 other eye.

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    Hi robert are you using meds that have preservatives? Only my daughter was using with presevatives and it was hurti g her eyes stinging. So the dr changed it to none preservatives. Maybe you should try. Hope this helps. Khadra.
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