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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

About Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop

Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop is prescribed to temporarily relieve congestion, itching, and minor irritation, and to control hyperemia in patients with superficial corneal vascularity.

Ocurest 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.

This drop is sometimes used in combination with other substances like lubricants such as glycerin, hypromellose or polyethylene glycol to help and 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. Also, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to conceive.

Usual dosage
  • Children <6 years: Not recommended for use due to CNS depression (especially in infants).
  • Children >6 years and Adults: Instill 1-2 drops into the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) every 3-4 hours; therapy generally should not exceed 3-4 days.

Do not use discoloured solutions. The patients must discontinue eye drops if visual changes or ocular pain occur. Notify physician of insomnia, tremor, or irregular heartbeat; stinging, burning, or drying of the nasal mucosa may occur. Do not use beyond 72 hours.

    What are the uses of Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop

    What are the contraindications of Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop ?

    What are the side effects of Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop ?

    Key highlights of Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop

    • Is It safe with alcohol?

      Consult your doctor before consuming liquor.

    • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

      Women who are pregnant should take medical help before using this medication.

    • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

      It is advised to consult doctor before using this drop.

    • 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.

    • Does this affect liver function?

      Please consult doctor before using the drug.

    • How long is the duration of effect?

      The effect remain active for about 2 - 6 hours.

    • What is the onset of action?

      The effect is initiated within 10 minutes after its administration.

    What are the substitutes for Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop ?

    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.

    What are the dosage instructions?

    • Are there any overdose instructions?

      If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

    • Are there any overdose instructions?

      Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

    How does this medication work?

    The drop induces 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. This drop 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.

      What are the interactions of Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop ?

      Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

      • Interaction with Medicine

        Increased toxicity: Anesthetics (discontinue mydriatic prior to use of anesthetics that sensitize the myocardium to sympathomimetics, ie, cyclopropane, halothane), MAO inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants hypertensive reactions.
      • Interaction with Disease

        Rebound congestion may occur with extended use; use with caution in the presence of hypertension, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, heart disease, coronary artery disease, cerebral arteriosclerosis, or long-standing bronchial asthma.

      FAQs about Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop

      • Ques : What is Ocurest Sterile Eye Drop?

        Ans : This 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 : It is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like back pain, bruising, cramping, hypotensive conditions, and nasal decongestant.

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

        Ans : Side effects 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 : It should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.

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

        Ans : The drop takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions.

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

        Ans : This 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.

      • 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 this medication 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.


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      • Naphazoline- DrugBank [Internet]. 2019 [Cited 15 May 2019]. Available from:

      • Phenylephrine- Drug Information Portal [Internet]. 2019 [Cited 23 April 2019]. Available from:

      • Phenylephrine- DrugBank [Internet]. 2019 [Cited 10 May 2019]. Available from:

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