Brand Names : Ak-Con, Albalon, Allerest, Allergy Drops, Clear Eyes Lubricating Eye Redness Reliever, Comfort Eye Drops, Degest 2, Estivin II, I-Naphline, Muro's Opcon, Nafazair, Naphcon, Naphcon Forte, Ocu-Zoline Sterile Ophthalmic Solution, VasoClear, VasoClear A, Vasocon Regular, Albalon Liquifilm, Vasocon
Before Using This Medicine
If you are using this medicine
without a prescription, carefully read and follow any precautions on the label.
For ophthalmic naphazoline, the following should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to naphazoline. Also tell your health care professional
if you are allergic to any other substances, such as preservatives.
Pregnancy - This medicine may be absorbed into the body. However,
studies on effects in pregnancy have not been done in either humans or animals.
Breast-feeding - Naphazoline may be absorbed into the mother's body.
However, this medicine has not been reported to cause problems in nursing
Children - Use by infants and children is not recommended, since
they are especially sensitive to the effects of naphazoline.
Older adults - Many medicines have not been studied specifically
in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly
the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects
or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use
of naphazoline in the elderly with use in other age groups.
Other medicines - Although certain medicines should not be used
together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together
even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to
change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your health care
professional if you are using any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter
Other medical problems - The presence of other medical
problems may affect the use of ophthalmic naphazoline. Make sure you tell
your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) or
Heart disease or
High blood pressure or
Overactive thyroid - Use of ophthalmic naphazoline may make the
Eye disease, infection, or injury - The symptoms of the condition
may be confused with possible side effects of ophthalmic naphazoline