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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
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
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
For red eyes: This is a fast-acting vasoconstrictor and preparations usually contain lubricant as well. ...Read more
If an ophthalmic solution contains mostly polyethylene glycol and only 0.01% naphazoline it is a?
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
Could i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & allergy eye drops (naphazoline & pheniramine maleate are active ingredients)?
Yes: It should be alright.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & allergy eye drops (naphazoline & pheniramine maleate are active ingredients)? Thanks in advance.
Yes: There is no reason you can't take both together. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 isnt 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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more