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Dr. Warren Foster
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Naphazoline (Definition)

Naphazoline is an ocular decongestant which is a ...Read more


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What can you tell me about vasocon eye drops?

What can you tell me about vasocon eye drops?

Avoid: That's the only thing I can say about it. Not a good product, don't use it. ...Read more

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What information can you give me on vasocon eye drops?

What information can you give me on vasocon eye drops?

Vessel constrictor: Vasocon is an otc vasocontrictor drop, which will temporarily constrict dilated ocular surface blood vessels and make the eye look "whiter". The effect wears off after a few hours, and it may be necessary to use the drops more and more to achieve the desired effect after a time. If your eyes are always irritated and look "bloodshot", it is best to see an eye md for diagnosis and advice. ...Read more

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What do I need to know before using vasocon eye drops?

What do I need to know before using vasocon eye drops?

Minimal use: Constricts blood vessels around the eye to reduce redness. Shouldn't be used frequently or for any significant amount of time because constricting blood vessels also reduces oxygen delivery. Don't use if you have glaucoma. ...Read more

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What information can you give me about vasocon eye drops use, risk?

What information can you give me about vasocon eye drops use, risk?

Use something else: Vasocon is a vasocontrictor which gives you temporary relief but in the long run can irritate your eyes even more. It shrinks your blood vessels on the surface of your eye making them look white. But when you stop, your vessels dilate again. Eventually, you have to keep using them and this leads to chronic irritation. Use regular artificial tears instead. ...Read more

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Is vasocon a good choice for eye drops?

Is vasocon a good choice for eye drops?

Not available anymor: Vasocon a has been discontinued, but there are several drops containing anti-inflammatory or chemicals to reduce reddness over the counter. Ask your local pharmacist. ...Read more

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Trying to find vasocon eye drops on the web cheap?

Trying to find vasocon eye drops on the web cheap?

Bad idea: Anytime you try to find cheap meds on line, you risk getting ones that are fake or contaminated. Furthermore, vasocon is a vasocontrictor which gives you temporary relief but in the long run can irritate your eyes even more. If you're looking for dry eye relief. Get artificial tears from a legitimate source. ...Read more

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Vasocon vs. Opcon-a eye drops for elderly?

Still better: Neither are good for long term chronic dry eye related to aging. Lubricants without vasoconstrictors or antihistamines are best. ...Read more

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Trying to find vasocon eye drops for allergies. Is that a good eyedrop?

Trying to find vasocon eye drops for allergies. Is that a good eyedrop?

Vasocon: Its a fine otc allergy eyedrop. It is usually better to avoid the vasoconstrictors like tetrahydrazoline, found in visine. Crolom is otc now I believe. There are many good ones available by rx. ...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 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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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is naphazoline hydrochloride?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is naphazoline hydrochloride?

For red eyes: This is a fast-acting vasoconstrictor and preparations usually contain lubricant as well. ...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)?

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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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Vasocon (Definition)

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