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

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

Anti-allergic: Both drops contain a mild vasoconstrictor (naphazolamine) which can help whiten up allergically affected eyes. Naphcon-a, an alcon company brand name, also contains pheneramine, which is a mild anti-histamine. So plain naphcon can briefly eliminate the redness but does not treat anything while naphcon a can decrease the redness but also treat the allergy. ...Read more

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Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use?

Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use?

Yes: Naphcon-a drops, an over the counter anti-allergic drop, can be used at the same time as you wear your contacts. ...Read more

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How much opcon-a or naphcon-a eye drops use would be bad for you?

How much opcon-a or naphcon-a eye drops use would be bad for you?

Frequent use: Frequent use leads to tolerance and ineffectiveness. Everyday use will leave your eyes more injected than ever. Occasional use is ok, but for treating the underlying cause if redness or itching, there are better things your doctor can recommend. ...Read more

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Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use at the same time?

Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use at the same time?

Not recommended: If you are having allergic symptoms, like itching, watering and redness. Take out your contacts, and then put in allergy drops. Btw, zaditor (ketotifen) is much better than naphcon-a. ...Read more

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Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for use while contact lenses are still in?

No: The medication is absorbe by the contact lens and may reach levels toxic to the corneal surface. ...Read more

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How do I reverse redness in both eyes from eye drop over use, caused by months of using naphcon a eye drops?

How do I reverse redness in both eyes from eye drop over use, caused by months of using naphcon a eye drops?

Stop the Naphcon A: Excessive use of eye drops containing preservatives can cause a condition called "medicamentosa". Treatment involves stopping the offending eyedrop and switching to an artificial tear that does not contain preservatives. The labeling should state: "preservative free".

Since many serious eye problems can cause redness you should contact a local eye doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Are naphcon eye drops safe for contact lense use?

Are naphcon eye drops safe for contact lense use?

Not while in eyes: Do not use any drops that are not specifically labeled a safe to use when your contacts are in your eyes. Naphcon can be used occasionally when the lenses are not in. ...Read more

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I am currently using naphcon a eye drop which works wonder for my reddish eyes. I have some serious hay fever. But ketotifen eye drops doesn't work th?

I am currently using naphcon a eye drop which works wonder for my reddish eyes. I have some serious hay fever. But ketotifen eye drops doesn't work th?

Individuals vary.: I love Naphcon-A too! Very, very inexpensive as well. 2nd generation antihistamines, like ketotifen may be less effective than some 1st generation antihistamines like Naphcon-A (2 drug combo. Interestingly, if you took the oral equivalent of pheniramine (1 of the drugs in it) it can be very sedating, but this is not as much of a problem when used in the eyes. ...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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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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Which eye drop would work better: papiday or naphcon?

Which eye drop would work better: papiday or naphcon?

Pataday: I rx Pataday or Patanol (olopatadine) 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 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

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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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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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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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Should I be using naphcon-a to relieve pink eye symptoms?

Find the Cause: Naphcon-a merely treats a symptom! A proper eye exam is necessary to determine the underlying cause of redness. The most common causes are dry eye, ocular allergy, blepharitis and viral conjunctivitis. There are also some more rare causes of redness that need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Are both naphcon and naphcon-a used for eye conditions due to allergies?

Avoid regular use: Both drops contain naphazoline, which is a potent blood vessel constrictor. This is what "gets the red out". If used too much it can causes rebound redness. Naphcon a contains an antihistamine as well. Try a plain allergy eye drop like zaditor, (ketotifen) alaway, or zyrtec drops. ...Read more

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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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I have pink eye. Can I use Naphcon-A? Is it safe?

I have pink eye. Can I use Naphcon-A? Is it safe?

If Allergic: This medication is for the temporary relief of the minor eye symptoms of itching and redness caused by ragweed, pollen, grass, animal dander and hair...essentially Allergic causes. If bacterial conjuctivitis (pink eye), than you would need a different antibiotic medication that covers that. ...Read more

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Should I be using naphcon a to help relieve viral pink eye?

Should I be using naphcon a to help relieve viral pink eye?

Limited use: Naphcon is a vasoconstrictor that causes the blood vessels on your conjunctiva to constrict and this causes the redness and congestion to go down. It is a symptomatic treatment but does not change anything with the viral infection course. Overusage of the naphcon is a problem as it can cause rebound vasocongestion (more redness and discomfort). Some people become "addicted" to these drops. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be using naphcon a to relieve viral pink eye?

Do you think I should be using naphcon a to relieve viral pink eye?

Safe: Yes, its safe. Make sure you throw it out after 1-2 weeks so you don't reinfect your eye. ...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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How to stop using eye drops?

How to stop using eye drops?

Depends: If the drops have been prescribed by an ophthalmologist for a specific reason or disease, then you should only stop with his or her permission. If the drops are yours, especially over the counter, you can always stop and see if the symptom you are treated is still present or not. ...Read more

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How good are eyetone eye drops?

How good are eyetone eye drops?

Non preserved tears: For daily use, preserved artificial tears, of which there are many, work well. Eyemds like the refresh brand given its long track record (no financial interest. Use no more than 4x/d as they have a preservative that can cause an allergy. Nonpreserved at are best as no preservative present, can be used as often as needed, though cost more. More information at eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com. ...Read more

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Which eye drops for welders flash?

Which eye drops for welders flash?

Lubricants: Use thick preservative free lubricating drops, gels or ointments
do not use "take the red out" drops
rest your eyes with your eyelids closed
have a complete eye exam because the back of the eye can also be damaged by "welders flash". ...Read more

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In what way can I made my own eye drops?

In what way can I made my own eye drops?

Dangerous: Homemade eye drops have associated with severe and even blinding infections in the past. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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