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A few of the possible side effects of Mirvaso include redness, skin flushing, and a burning sensation. Although these reactions are not usually dangerous and typically easy to treat, the medication can cause potentially serious complications. For example, notify your healthcare provider immediately if you develop any difficulty breathing, unexplained swelling, or chest pain.
Just like any medicine, Mirvaso® (brimonidine gel) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If reactions 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 Mirvaso. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Mirvaso has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people using the gel were carefully documented and compared to those that occurred in a group of people who were given a gel with no active ingredients (a placebo).
In these studies, the most common Mirvaso side effects included:
- Redness -- in up to 4 percent of people
- Skin flushing -- up to 3 percent
- Burning sensation -- up to 2 percent.
Other reactions, each occurring in 1 percent of people, included: