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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 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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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?

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

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Please advise what is the role of naphazoline if it is present in eye lubricants?

Please advise what is the role of naphazoline if it is present in eye lubricants?

Anti-allergic: This is an over the counter anti-histamine of reasonable potency. Most drops containing naphazoline are labeled as anti-allergic. There are practically no side effects. ...Read more

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After a 5 year addiction to an eye drop containing naphazoline (used 2 to 5 times a week) I went cold turkey about a month ago. Will my eyes recover?

After a 5 year addiction to an eye drop containing naphazoline (used 2 to 5 times a week) I went cold turkey about a month ago. Will my eyes recover?

Yes: Yes, stay off the drops and give it time. You mau use some preservative free artificial tears--over the counter ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and also use allergy eye drops (naphazoline & pheniramine)?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and also use allergy eye drops (naphazoline & pheniramine)?

Yes: These drugs can supplement each other. Any systemic effect of the eyedrops is trivial compared to the strength of the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) so the combination is useful if the allergic symptoms are affecting other parts of your body. ...Read more

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Is naphcon-a used for styes?

Not really: This a anti-histamine drop and will not help with a stye. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Albalon allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Albalon allergy?

Albalon allergy: Albalon (Naphazoline) is an eye decongestant. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Webmd. Com/drugs/2/drug-7435/albalon-ophthalmic/details ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Naphcon allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Naphcon allergy?

Naphcon allergy: Naphcon (Naphazoline) (Vasocon, AK-Con, Albalon) is an
eye decongestant. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/naphcon-drops. Html ...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 it safe to use naphcon-a and ofloxacin at the same time? Tnx

Is it safe to use naphcon-a and ofloxacin at the same time? Tnx

Yes: These are different classes of medications. Ofloxaxin is an antibiotic to treat bacterial infections of the eye, and naphcon a is an ocular decongestant/antihistamine that is often used for alleviating watery red itchy eyes. Although these meds may be used together, i'd advise that the more important one is ofloxacin. Treating the infection should alleviate your symptoms. If not, c your eye md. ...Read more

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What is the difference between artificial tears and regular naphcon?

What is the difference between artificial tears and regular naphcon?

Naphcon = medication: Naphcon drops are vaso-constrictors that constrict the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. They should only be used for a short time. Long term usage can cause rebound vaso-congestion which results in worsening redness in the eyes when the drop is not used. Using it more than a few times a day for a few weeks is likely too long. Artifical tears are better for a lubricant for dry eyes. ...Read more

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What's the difference between artificial tears and regular naphcon drops?

What's the difference between artificial tears and regular naphcon drops?

Naphcon = medication: Naphcon drops are vaso-constrictors that constrict the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. They should only be used for a short time. Long term usage can cause rebound vaso-congestion which results in worsening redness in the eyes when the drop is not used. Using it more than a few times a day for a few weeks is likely too long. Artifical tears are better for a lubricant for dry eyes. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between artificial tears and regular naphcon?

Please advise what is the difference between artificial tears and regular naphcon?

A lot: Artificial tears attempt to replace portiond of the natural tear layer (mucous, aqueous, lipid). Different artificial tear replace these in different amounts. Naphcon is an antihistamine that blocks histamine receptors, reducing allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I use Naphcon-A daily? It works better than olopatadine and ketotifen for me. If not, what can I use long term?

Can I use Naphcon-A daily? It works better than olopatadine and ketotifen for me. If not, what can I use long term?

Naphcon-A: Is a combination medicine, an antihistaminic and a decongestant, it would work on short term for symptoms relief, but on long term use, wouldn't be advised especially the decongestant part, olopatadine/ketotifen work on the long term, no immediate action, ising Naohcob-A for the short tetm and st tge same time initiating olopatadine regularly is a good option, then hold the Naphcon-A, use it PRN ...Read more

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Can naphcon be used as an eye lubricant?

Can naphcon be used as an eye lubricant?

Short term only: Artificial tear drops are safer for long-term use. Naphcon is good once in a while. ...Read more

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What's the difference between naphcon and naphcon-a drops?

What's the difference between naphcon and naphcon-a drops?

A = antihistamine: Naphcon is a vaso-constrictor that constricts the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. Naphcon-a also contains an anti-histamine for allergy symptoms such as itching. ...Read more

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When I first got pink I tried warm salt water. That did not help after a few days I was given ciplox n naphcon-a + anti bio now my vision is blurred?

When I first got pink I tried warm salt water. That did not help after a few days I was given ciplox n naphcon-a + anti bio now my vision is blurred?

Cold in eye: Most pink eye is viral in cause and might not respond to your listed treaent regimen. If condition persists call or visit your eyecare professional as you might have corneal involvement affecting vision and possibly more serious condition. ...Read more

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Naphcon fot reddish eye after lasik by 7 months is it ok?

Naphcon fot reddish eye after lasik by 7 months is it ok?

Napthcon: Is an allergy drop it should be ok and your corneas should be well healed by now ...Read more

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Can naphcon be used as an eye lubricant or moisturizer?

Can naphcon be used as an eye lubricant or moisturizer?

Not really: These drops are vaso-constrictors that constrict the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. They should only be used for a short time. Long term usage can cause rebound vaso-congestion which results in worsening redness in the eyes when the drop is not used. Using it more than a few times a day for a few weeks is likely too long. Artifical tears are better for a lubricant. ...Read more

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