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Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist
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Patient has been receiving twice the dose of Alphagan eyedrops

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Patient has been receiving twice the dose of Alphagan eyedrops for a month. What are the consequences?

Dr. A.S. Desai :

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Customer: Hello!
Customer: yes
Dr. A.S. Desai :

Are you wanting to know about the side effects of this eye drops?

Customer: yes when they have been given too much
Dr. A.S. Desai :

The dosage of this eye drops is 1 drop twice a day. I guess the dose given is right.

Customer: Yes but has been getting bid and then another qday dose.
Dr. A.S. Desai :

Is the patient also put on any other anti-glaucoma eye medicine?

Customer: no
Dr. A.S. Desai :

Ok. Alphagan is to be used as twice a day eyedrops only.

Customer: So what are the consequences of using it too much?
Dr. A.S. Desai :

Its side effects are minimal such as ocular side effects such as redness/itching sensation/eye discomfort.Being an alpha agonist it can get absorbed into the systemic circulation and have effect on the cardiovascular system ( very rare consequences, not seen in otherwise healthy individuals).

Customer: thanks
Dr. A.S. Desai :

But the side effects would be related to the eye medicine itself and not because of excessive dosage.

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