COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATE – JANUARY 2021

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Shipping Update

We are now seeing improvements in our shipping times. However, things are not yet back to normal and there are still some delays occurring.

Our normal shipping time averages 1 - 2 weeks. Shipments may potentially take an additional 2 – 4 weeks to arrive, depending on the source country of your order. Shipments from the United Kingdom and Canada are generally quicker than from other countries.

Please note that these times are averages and individual shipping times will vary. We highly recommend that you place your order at least 2 – 4 weeks or more ahead of your normal reorder time to avoid running out of your medication.

These delays are temporary, and we thank the shipping and delivery personnel who are working hard for all of us during this global crisis.

Please Note: We have resumed our normal 30-Day Shipping Guarantee. We will provide updates as the situation changes.

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If you have any questions about any changes in our service please do not hesitate to contact us. Our staff are working tirelessly to ensure the timely fulfillment and delivery of all orders. The health and safety of our customers and staff is our highest priority and we remain committed to providing service at the highest level.

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Alphagan
(Brimonidine Tartrate)

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Brand Name Choices

Alphagan 0.2%
Alphagan 0.2% Eye Solution/Drops

Brimonidine Tartrate

Manufactured by Allergan Inc.

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

Parallel Import

Alphagan 0.2%
Alphagan 0.2% Eye Solution/Drops

Brimonidine Tartrate

Manufactured by Allergan Inc.

Product of Canada

Dispensed by an approved Canadian pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

Alphagan 0.2%
Alphagan 0.2% Eye Solution/Drops

Brimonidine Tartrate

Manufactured by Allergan Inc.

Product of Canada

Dispensed by an approved Canadian pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

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Generic Choices

Brimonidine Tartrate 0.2%
Brimonidine Tartrate 0.2% Eye Solution/Drops

Generic Equivalent of Alphagan 0.2%

Manufactured by Various UK Generic Manufacturers (MHRA Approved)

Product of United Kingdom

Dispensed by a licensed pharmacy in the United Kingdom

Prescription Required

Brimonidine Tartrate 0.2%
Brimonidine Tartrate 0.2% Eye Solution/Drops

Marketed as Sandoz-Brimonidine in Canada

Generic Equivalent of Alphagan 0.2%

Manufactured by Sandoz Canada Inc.

Product of Canada

Dispensed by an approved Canadian pharmacy partner

Prescription Required

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What Alphagan is and what it is used for

Alphagan is used to reduce pressure within the eye. It can be used either alone, when beta-blocker eye drops are contraindicated, or with another eye drop, when a single medicine is not enough to lower the increased pressure in the eye, in the treatment of open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. The active ingredient in Alphagan is brimonidine tartrate, which works by reducing pressure within the eyeball.

How to take Alphagan

Always use Alphagan exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Adults The usual dose is one drop twice daily in the affected eye(s), approximately 12 hours apart. Children under 12 years Alphagan must not be used for infants below 2 years of age. Alphagan is not recommended for use in children (from 2 years until 12 years). Instructions for use Alphagan comes as eye drops. Always wash your hands before applying eye drops. Your prescription label tells you how many drops to use at each dose. If you use Alphagan with another eye drop, wait 5-15 minutes before applying the second eye drop. Apply your eye drops in the following way: 3 1. Tilt your head back and look at the ceiling. 2. Gently pull the lower eyelid down until there is a small pocket. 3. Squeeze the upturned dropper bottle to release a drop into your eye. 4. Whilst keeping the affected eye closed, press your finger against the corner of the closed eye (the side where the eye meets the nose) and hold for 1 minute. Avoid touching the dropper tip against your eye or anything else. Replace and tighten the cap straight after use. If you use more Alphagan than you should Adults In adults who were instilling more drops than prescribed, the side effects reported were those already known to occur with Alphagan. Adults who accidentally swallowed Alphagan experienced decrease in blood pressure, which in some patients was followed by the increase in blood pressure. Children Serious side effects were reported in children who accidentally swallowed Alphagan. Signs included sleepiness, floppiness, low body temperature, paleness and breathing difficulties. Should this happen, contact your doctor immediately. Adults and Children If Alphagan has been accidentally swallowed or if you have used more Alphagan than you should, please contact your doctor immediately. If you forget to use Alphagan If you forget to take a dose, apply it as soon as you remember. If, however, it is almost time for your next dose, you should omit the missed dose altogether and then follow your normal routine. If you stop using Alphagan To be effective Alphagan must be used every day. Do not stop using Alphagan until your doctor tells you to. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Alphagan can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The chance of having a side effect is described by the following categories:

Very common Occurs in more than 1 out of 10 patients

Common Occurs in fewer than 1 out of 10 patients

Uncommon Occurs in fewer than 1 out of 100 patients

Rare Occurs in fewer than 1 out of 1,000 patients

Very rare Occurs in fewer than 1 out of 10,000 patients 4 The following eye side effects may be seen with Alphagan. Affecting the eye

Very common:
• Irritation of the eye (eye redness, burning, stinging, a feeling of something in the eye, itching, follicles or white spots on the see-through layer which covers the surface of the eye)
• Blurred vision
• An allergic reaction in the eye

Common:
• Local irritation (inflammation and swelling of the eyelid, swelling of the see-through layer which covers the surface of the eye, sticky eyes, pain and tearing)
• Sensitivity to light
• Erosion on the surface of the eye and staining
• Eye dryness
• Whitening of the see-through layer which covers the surface of the eye
• Abnormal vision
• Inflammation of the see-through layer which covers the surface of the eye

Very rare:
• Inflammation within the eye
• Reduction in pupil size Side effects where the occurrence is unknown:
• Itching of eyelids Affecting the body

Very common:
• Headache
• Dry mouth
• Tiredness/drowsiness

Common:
• Dizziness
• Cold-like symptoms
• Symptoms involving the stomach and digestion
• Abnormal taste
• General weakness

Uncommon:
• Depression
• Palpitations or changes in heart rate
• Dry nose
• General allergic reactions

Rare:
• Shortness of breath

Very rare:
• Sleeplessness
• Fainting
• High blood pressure
• Low blood pressure 5 Side effects where the occurrence is unknown:
• Skin reactions including redness, face swelling, itching, rash and widening of blood vessels

How to Store Alphagan

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
• Do not store above 25°C.
• Do not use the bottle if the tamper-proof seal on the bottle is broken before first use.
• Do not use Alphagan after the expiry date which is stated on the bottle label and the carton after EXP:. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
• Throw the bottle away 28 days after opening, even if there is solution remaining. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Fast Shipping

2 to 3 weeks on average

The average shipping time is 2 weeks in North America and 4 weeks internationally. We offer free shipping on all orders shipped to North America. Shipping is a flat rate of $20.00 for all other countries.

Price Match Guarantee

If you have been prescribed medication by your doctor and cannot afford the high price at your local pharmacy, Medix Pharmacy is the solution for you. All orders are backed with a price match and satisfaction guarantee.

Your Trusted Pharmacy Referral Service

Medix Pharmacy is an international pharmacy referral service. With a network of licensed pharmacy partners in Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, we are able to help you lower the costs of your medications.

Our pharmacy partners are all thoroughly vetted and qualified to ensure that the medication you receive is cost effective, safe and effective. Because we only work with licensed pharmacies, you can rest assured that your medication is safe, effective, and genuine.

  • Free standard delivery to your door, to any international address
  • Option to add Tracked Deliveries
  • Handy reminders to re-order so you do not run out
  • Professional & Knowledgeable Customer Services Team
  • Save time, with no need for repeated trips to your physician or local drugstore

With a dedicated customer service team, free standard shipping, and a record of providing significant saving for our customers, we believe that you do not need to compromise quality or safety in your search for value.

If you are unable to find your prescribed medicine on our website, please fill out the form below and we will confirm pricing and availability within 1 business day. You may also call us at 1-866-500-6633 and one of our patient care representatives will be happy to assist you.