Medications


Naphazoline eye solution

What is this medicine?

NAPHAZOLINE is a decongestant. It is used in the eyes to treat redness caused by minor eye irritations.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is only for use in the eye. Follow the directions on the label. Wash hands before and after use. Shake well before using. Tilt your head back slightly and pull your lower eyelid down with your index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper or tube to your eye, fingertips, or other surface. Squeeze the drops into the pouch. Close the eye gently to spread the drops. Do not use your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • changes in blood pressure

  • dizziness

  • eye irritation

  • increased hunger or thirst

  • increased urination

  • nausea

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • changes in vision

  • headache

  • nervousness

  • sweating

  • tearing

  • tiredness

What may interact with this medicine?

  • certain medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances

  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate

  • maprotiline

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • glaucoma

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to naphazoline, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. Do not use this medicine for longer than directed by your doctor or health care professional.

You may get blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery or do anything that needs clear vision until you know how this medicine affects you.


NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider. Copyright© 2017 Elsevier
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