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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Naphcon (Overview)

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


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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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Naphcon (Overview)

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


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Can I use naphcon a to relieve viral pink eye?

Can I use  naphcon a to relieve viral pink eye?

Yes and also...: Naphcon works well, along with cold compresses and artificial tears for lubrication and relief. ...Read more

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My eye is most time red especially, if I just woke.please what can I do?i used naphcon A but no changes. What can I do about it. Please any help to st

My eye is most time red especially, if I just woke.please what can I do?i used naphcon A but no changes. What can I do about it. Please any help to st

Artificial tears: Naphcon is for mild allergies. This may or may not be the reason for your red eyes. Often it is just dryness. This is usually worse when you wake up cause your eyes don't get lubricated well while sleeping. Try artificial tears doing the day and an artificial tear ointment at night. If you have decreased vision, pain, discharge, or persistent redness, get an eye exam. ...Read more

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Which eye drop would work better: papiday or naphcon?

Which eye drop would work better: papiday or naphcon?

Pataday: I rx Pataday or Patanol commonly. The over the counter allergy drops may in some cases have a rebound affect which is not desirable. ...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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Is too much opcon-a or naphcon-a eye drop use bad for you? How much is too much?

Is too much opcon-a or naphcon-a eye drop use bad for you?  How much is too much?

Yes: Both 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. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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