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Brimonidine Tartrate Ophthalmic Solution, 0.15% is indicated for the lowering of intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
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Brimonidine Tartrate Ophthalmic Solution, 0.15% (1.5 mg brimonidine tartrate per mL equivalent to 1.0 mg brimonidine free base per mL) is a relatively selective alpha-2-adrenergic agonist for ophthalmic use. The chemical name of brimonidine tartrate is 5-bromo-6-(2-imidazolidinylideneamino) quinoxaline L-tartrate. It is an off-white to pale yellow powder. It has a molecular weight of 442.24 as the tartrate salt, and is both soluble in water (1.5 mg/mL) and in the product vehicle (3.0 mg/mL) at pH 7.2. The structural formula is:
In solution, Brimonidine Tartrate Ophthalmic Solution, 0.15% has a clear, greenish-yellow color. It has an osmolality of 250 - 350 mOsmol/kg and a pH of 6.6-7.4.
Each mL of Brimonidine Tartrate Ophthalmic Solution, 0.15% contains: Active ingredient: brimonidine tartrate 0.15% (1.5 mg/mL) Inactives: povidone; boric acid; sodium borate; calcium chloride; magnesium chloride; potassium chloride; mannitol; sodium chloride; POLYQUAD* 0.001% (0.01 mg/mL); purified water; with hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide to adjust pH.