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Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop

Manufacturer: Centaur Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Naphazoline, Phenylephrine, Menthol, Camphor
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: June 18, 2019

Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop 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. Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop 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.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine should be avoided by pregnant women unless suggested by the doctor. The effect of this medicine on fetus is not clearly established and hence, doctor consultation is recommended before consumption.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    During breastfeeding use of this medicine is probably unsafe. 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 have the same composition, strength and form as Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop , and hence can be used as its substitute.

Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop induces systemic vasoconstriction to reduce blood flow in the nasal passage and conjuctiva. It achieves this by promoting the action of alpha adrenergic receptors present in these areas. It also works by triggering the TRPM8 receptors in the skin that are cold-sensitive. It does that by blocking calcium currents of the neuronal membrane. Through kappa-opioid receptor agonism, it can also produce analgesic characteristics.

Ques: What is Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop?

Ans: Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop acts as a sympathomimetic which is alpha receptor agonist that works in the eye to decrease congestion. It contains Camphor, Menthol, Naphazoline, and Phenylephrine as active ingredients. Ocurest Eye Drops works by temporarily relieving minor pain; constricting the blood vessels results in decreasing the flow of blood thus relieves nasal congestion.

Ques: What are the uses of Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop?

Ans: Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like back pain, bruising, cramping, hypotensive conditions, and nasal decongestant. Besides these, it can also be used to treat conditions like minor eye redness, eye puffiness, eardrop, itching, and intraocular hypertension. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Ocurest Eye Drop to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include nausea, vomiting, ataxia, abdominal pain, and drowsiness. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop?

Ans: Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. A doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Ocurest Eye Drop. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: How long do I need to use Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop is a medicine which takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions. It would be ideal if you note, it doesn't mean you will begin to notice such health improvement in a similar time span as different patients. There are numerous elements to consider such as, salt interactions, precautions to be taken care of, time is taken by the salt to performs its action, etc.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop?

Ans: Contraindication to Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop. In addition, Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop should not be used if you have the following conditions such as Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Cerebral corticosteroids, Chronic asthma, Coronary artery disease, Heart failure, Hypersensitivity, Hypertension, Hyperthyroidism, Narrow-angle glaucoma, Pregnancy and lactation, and Seizures.

Ques: Is Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk but there is no data available regarding the effect of Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop during pregnancy.

Ques: Will Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop can lead to increased chances of side effects such as Nausea, Vomiting, Ataxia, Abdominal pain, Drowsiness, Contact dermatitis, Sleep disorder, Coma, Irregularities in heart rhythm, Vertigo, Restlessness, Difficulty in passing urine, Headache, Swelling of the face, Slow heart action, Difficulty in breathing, Rate skin rash, High blood pressure, Urge to vomit, Hypertension, etc. If you are observing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
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