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Dr. Krishna Kumar
38 doctors shared insights

Naphazoline (Overview)

Naphazoline is an ocular decongestant which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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What's the role of naphazoline in eye drops?

What's the role of naphazoline in eye drops?

Vasoconstrictor: Naphazoline is a vasoconstrictor. It's purpose is to constrict the blood vessels on the white part of the eye thereby making the eye less red. While it is effective for short term relief, over use of this drug can actually lead to prolonged redness. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
38 doctors shared insights

Naphazoline (Overview)

Naphazoline is an ocular decongestant which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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Is naphazoline an antihistamine?

Is naphazoline an antihistamine?

Clears the red: Naphazoline is an agent which causes the blood vessels in your eye to constrict and thus, resolving redness. ...Read more

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What side effects of nephazoline hydrochloride?

What side effects of nephazoline hydrochloride?

Naphazoline drops: The adverse reactions include: ocular: mydriasis, increased redness, irritation, discomfort, blurring, punctate keratitis, lacrimation, increased intraocular pressure. Systemic: dizziness, headache, nausea, sweating, nervousness, drowsiness, weakness, hypertension, cardiac irregularities, and hyperglycemia. ...Read more

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Is naphazoline an antihistamine?

Clears the red: Naphazoline is an agent which causes the blood vessels in your eye to constrict and thus, resolving redness. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the role of naphazoline if the drug is found in an ophthalmic solution?

Please advise what is the role of naphazoline if the drug is found in an ophthalmic solution?

Naphazoline: Shrinks up the blood vessels of the eye so that the eye doesn't look as red. Not a good product and should be avoided. The blood vessels are there for a reason and making them go away doesn't fix the underlying problem causing the redness. Take care. ...Read more

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Is naphazoline hydrochloride an antihistamine?

Is naphazoline hydrochloride an antihistamine?

Not an antihistamine: Naphazoline is a vasoconstrictor and an Alpha agonist. It is not an antihistamine, although it can be combined with one. ...Read more

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What's the role of naphazoline in eye drops?

Vasoconstrictor: Naphazoline is a vasoconstrictor. It's purpose is to constrict the blood vessels on the white part of the eye thereby making the eye less red. While it is effective for short term relief, over use of this drug can actually lead to prolonged redness. ...Read more

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What's the role of naphazoline in eye lubricants?

What's the role of naphazoline in eye lubricants?

Clears the red: Naphazoline is an agent which causes the blood vessels in your eye to constrict and thus, resolving redness. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Vasocon (Definition)

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Naphcon (Definition)

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