Which medications in the drug class Antiglaucoma, Alpha2 Agonists are used in the treatment of Hyphema Glaucoma?

Updated: Jul 29, 2020
  • Author: Inci Irak Dersu, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Antiglaucoma, Alpha2 Agonists

Within this class, the alpha2 selective agonist brimonidine is the most commonly used for the treatment of ocular hypertension. Alpha2 adrenergic agonists work by decreasing aqueous production.

Brimonidine (Alphagan P)

Brimonidine is a relatively selective alpha2 adrenergic-receptor agonist that decreases IOP by dual mechanisms, reducing aqueous humor production and increasing uveoscleral outflow. Brimonidine has minimal effect on cardiovascular and pulmonary parameters. A moderate risk of allergic response to this drug exists. Caution should be used in individuals who have developed an allergy to Iopidine. IOP lowering of up to 27% reported.


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