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Can 5 year old use visine?

Can 5 year old use visine?

Yes, but: Use zaditor (ketotifen) instead. It's longer lasting. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze. . . are all ...Read more


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Can I give my 4 year old visine?

Can I give my 4 year old visine?

According to: Manufacturer visine is for " adults and children 6 years of age and older". ...Read more

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Does visine affect natural tear production?

No effect: Visine, especially the kind that are for lubrication or tear replacement, supplement what tears you make. Any kind of product that states, "gets the red out" will have a short term effect of lowering tear production. These should only be used to whiten the eyes for photos and occasions but not for regular use. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put contacts in after using visine?

Is it safe to put contacts in after using visine?

Yes: But it may depend on why you are using the visine. Do you have red eyes possibly due to an infection? Why are you using visine? You should not use visine of regular basis or to treat an ongoing problem with red eyes. See and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use visine to treat pinkeye?

Is it possible for you to use visine to treat pinkeye?

Pink eye: If the eye is just red then yes artificial tears ca n help. Conjunctivitis presents with red, inflamed eyes with significant discharge. Visine would not really help this. ...Read more

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What happens if someone puts visine in your drink? My friend put a lot in someones drink...

Visine: Visine placed in a drink can cause nausea/vomiting, seizures, changes in body temperature, and can cause breathing to stop if the amount is large enough. Poison center should be called immediately as the victim could potentially die. ...Read more

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How long does visine keep the red away? If I use visine in the morning, will it last all day? .

How long does visine keep the red away? If I use visine in the morning, will it last all day? .

2-3 hours: Bad thing about visine is that it will keep the red away by constriction blood vessels for a most a few hours, but then causes vasodilation which makes the eyes more red which makes you put more in--vicious cycle and not good for eyes. Better to see your eye doc and see why eyes are red and treat that. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! A friend bought some weed and suspects it of being soaked in visine. Can that be bad?

Yes: It indicates that your addiction problem has gotten to the point of producing paranoia. Please see a drug rehab expert, and throw away the tainted weed. ...Read more

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Does visine tears work?

Lubrication: Visine tears will help provide temporary lubrication. If that is your definition of work, then your answer is yes. ...Read more

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Is visine safe to use with contacts?

Is visine safe to use with contacts?

Depends: Visine tears are okay but visine allergy (the get the red out stuff) is not. ...Read more

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What is visine for contacts used for?

What is visine for contacts used for?

Tear replacement: Visine (blue label) can be used to supplement tear deficiency to allow contacts to be more comfortable. Do not use visine "gets the red out" as these can be more drying. There are many other possible tear replacement drops but discuss with your ophthalmologists if the lenses fit well and if that is the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Does visine have long term consequences?

Yes: Visine temporarily blanches the blood vessels on the white of the eye by constricting them. The effect lasts about 15-30 minutes at first, but with prolonged use it wears off faster. People then have to use the drops more frequently. Overuse can irritate the eye, does not treat the actual cause of the redness, and if too much of the chemical is absorbed into the body it may raise blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can I make contact solution with visine?

Can I make contact solution with visine?

NO!: Why would you consider such a thing? You cannot make contact lens solution; you have to buy it. There have been very serious eye infections in people who made their own contact lens solutions. ...Read more

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Could contact solution be used as visine?

No: It is not advisable to put contact lens solution directly into your eyes. Most of them are disinfectants. Use artificial tears instead. They are readily available over the counter. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to put visine on your contacts?

Why is it bad to put visine on your contacts?

No!: The chemicals in visine embed into the matrix of the contact lens. Don't do it. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use visine after it was in dryer?

No: Not good anyway to use Visine long term. Get another type of drop if it for allergies or dryness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: visine?

Eye lubricant drop: This is a commercial name for a line of eyedrops which includes those that supplement tears when deficient and those that temporarily get the red out for pictures and such. ...Read more

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Contact solution in substitute for visine, is that okay?

No: Contact lens solution should not be used in the eyes. It contains harsh chemicals to disinfect the contacts. The little amount that goes into your eye with contact insertion is okay. If you need to rewet your eyes, use contact lens rewetting drops that are available over the counter. ...Read more

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What's a permanent cure that's better than visine for relief?

What's a permanent cure that's better than visine for relief?

Stop It!: Chronic use of visine makes your eyes more red, not less. You will need to seek the advise of an ophthalmologist who can safely get you off of this drug. ...Read more

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Can visine rewetting drops for contacts be used with opti-free solution?

Can visine rewetting drops for contacts be used with opti-free solution?

Yes: Both may be used for soft contact lenses. Of course they have different functions. Opti-free is used to clean, disinfect, & store soft contact lenses. Visine rewetting drops are used to re lubricant contact lenses after they are removed, and then replaced back on the eye's cornea. This is done to help relieve dry eyes. ...Read more

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What to do if I forgot my visine in my pants by accident, and it was hot when I grabbed it out. Can I still use it?

What to do if I forgot my visine in my pants by accident, and it was hot when I grabbed it out. Can I still use it?

Yes: As long as the cap stayed on, the contents are fine and will not degrade at body temperature which it may have reached next to your skin in your pants. ...Read more

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Does visine cause diarrhea?

Does visine cause diarrhea?

No: There is another cause for your GI problems. Go see a good primary care physician or GI specialist. ...Read more

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Can visine pass a urine test? How much?

No: No reliable "cheats" on drug tests. Admit you have a problem and start to address it face-on, instead of playing pee-test games. See a drug/addiction counselor for treatment. ...Read more

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Am I allowed to use visine eyedrops with my contacts?

Am I allowed to use visine eyedrops with my contacts?

Not a good idea: Visine contains drugs which constrict the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. This "gets the red out". However, when used on a continual basis, these drugs can actually cause long lasting redness. It is best to use artificial tears specifically designed for use with contacts. These are available over the counter. ...Read more

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Which is a better product for routine contact lens moisturizing? Blink Contacts or Visine for Contacts?

Which is a better product for routine contact lens moisturizing? Blink Contacts or Visine for Contacts?

Contacts: You must see an eye specialist regarding your vision!

PS: At the age of six I went through 5 glasses in 1 year. At age 71 I have worked to get contact lenses and ultimately only glasses. Don't argue with your eye specialist if he or she strongly wants you to wear glasses, not contacts.

All should go well! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drug test packets you can buy at walgreens, will they detect bleach or visine if either of these were added to it?

Not generally: The home products are for people to see if they (or family) members are using drugs and if it is showing up. They do not detect adulterants. However, the tests that employers and others use DO test for things like bleach and nitrates (visine) and they WILL be detected and result in failing the test. If you are talking about yourself, worry more about a potential drug problem than getting caught. ...Read more

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If I take out my contacts, put them in solution, put on regular visine, wait 10 minutes, can I put my contacts back in? Or will it be irritable?

If I take out my contacts, put them in solution, put on regular visine, wait 10 minutes, can I put my contacts back in? Or will it be irritable?

Should be ok: If you wait 10 minutes after putting in any eye drop you should be fine with putting your contacts back on. If your eyes are irritated while wearing the contacts you may need to see your eye doctor to determine why you have that discomfort. Visine may not be the best option in treatment. ...Read more

Visine (Definition)

This is a commercial name for a line of eyedrops which includes those that supplement tears when deficient and those that temporarily get the red out ...Read more