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Naphazoline

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 29, 2019

Naphazoline is a sympathomimetic (alpha receptor agonist) that works in the eye to decrease congestion. This decongestant is used to alleviate redness, puffiness, and itchy,watering eyes due to colds, allergies, or eye irritations caused by smog and swimming. This medication is not to be used to relieve symptoms caused due to wearing contact lenses. Naphazoline is sometimes used in combination with other substances like lubricants such as glycerin, hypromellose or polyethylene glycol to help protect the eyes from further irritation or dryness, and zinc sulphate which helps reduce redness and irritation. Before starting this medication, inform your doctor about all your existing health conditions, problems and allergies to food or medicines, and whether you are pregnant, breast-feeding or planning to become pregnant.

Some side effects of this medication are stinging, redness in the eye, widened pupils, blurred vision, shakines or tremors, fast or irregular heartbeat, profuse sweating, weakness, nervousness and headache. If any of these symptoms persist, a doctor or pharmacist must be informed immediately. Serious side effects are rare in case of this medication. If some of these serious and rare side effects occur, stop the medication immediately and go to a hospital.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Ophthalmologist before using this medicine.
  • Skin Irritation

  • Hypersensitivity Reaction

  • Irritation Of Ear

  • Allergic Skin Rash

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Imaze eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Imaze eye drop is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Patients should not drive if they have blurred vision.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.
    Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Naphazoline as ingredient

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This medication works by inducing the systemic vasoconstriction to reduce blood flow in the nasal passage and conjunctiva. It achieves this by promoting the action of alpha-adrenergic receptors present in these areas.

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