The recommended dose of Combigan is the same for everyone -- one drop in the affected eye(s) twice a day. If this does not sufficiently lower your eye pressure, your doctor may recommend an additional medication or switch you to a different glaucoma medication. If you use other eye drops in addition to Combigan, separate these dosages by at least five minutes.
There is only one standard dose of Combigan® (brimonidine/timolol), regardless of your age, weight, or the severity of your glaucoma. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The recommended Combigan dosage for treating glaucoma or high eye pressure is one drop in the affected eye(s) twice daily. It is generally not recommended to increase the dose beyond the standard recommended amount, even if your eye pressure remains high.
If this dose does not adequately lower the pressure in the eye, your healthcare provider may add another type of glaucoma medication or switch you to a different glaucoma medication.
Considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Combigan include the following:
- Soft contact lenses can absorb the preservative in these eye drops. In order to avoid this problem, you must remove the lenses before using Combigan and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting them.
- If you use other eye drops in addition to Combigan, make sure separate the dose of Combigan from that of the other eye medications by at least five minutes.
- In order to prevent contamination of the drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye or the skin.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as directed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to Combigan dosing, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.