NCI Drug Dictionary

The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

brimonidine tartrate
The tartrate salt form of brimonidine, an imidazole derivative and a selective alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist. Upon ocular administration, brimonidine tartrate acts on the blood vessels causing them to constrict which leads to a decrease in the production of aqueous humor. Brimonidine tartrate also enhances the outflow of aqueous humor. This drug is used in the treatment of glaucoma to reduce intraocular pressure. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:6-Quinoxalinamine, 5-Bromo-N-(4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-2-yl)-,(2R,3R)-2,3-dihydroxybutanedioate(1:1)
US brand name:Alphagan