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When Qoliana was studied in clinical trials, some of the most commonly reported problems included eye allergies, itching, and redness. Most of these reactions tend to be easy to treat, however, and serious problems are uncommon. If you do experience potentially serious side effects while using Qoliana, such as worsening of depression or low blood pressure, let your healthcare provider know.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Qoliana

Just like any medicine, Qoliana® (brimonidine tartrate) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Qoliana. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Qoliana Side Effects

Some Qoliana side effects are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
    • Widespread itching or hives
    • An unexplained rash
    • Wheezing or other difficulty breathing
    • Swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue, or throat.
Of course, any eye drop can cause problems like an eye infection if it is contaminated, so avoid touching the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye. Contact your healthcare provider right away if you have any signs of an eye infection, such as:
  • Severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Redness.
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