Naphcon-a eye drops (naphazoline)

Naphcon-a eye drops (naphazoline)

Also known as: Naphcon-a, PROCULIN
Active ingredient: naphazoline
Product Code: PR893849
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Description

This medicine contains 0,3 mg/ml of the active ingredient naphazoline which belongs to a group of medicines called vasoconstrictors and antiallergics. This medicine soothes the symptoms of redness and itching of the eyes, caused by various irritants, such as: dust; smoke; smog; coldness; wind; sun; TV-exposure, swimming; use of contact lenses; eye-intensive work. The product also successfully relieves the symptoms of allergic eye inflammation, caused by: pollen; grass; animal hair, etc.

Is Naphazoline suitable for me?

Naphazoline is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it

  • if you are allergic to naphazoline, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • if you have an anatomically narrow angle or closed angle glaucoma

In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:

  • if you have an infection or injury of the eye;
  • if you have heart disease;
  • if you have high blood pressure;
  • if you have diabetes;
  • if you have hyperthyroidism (increased secretion of hormones of the thyroid gland);
  • if you are receiving MAO inhibitors (antidepressants).

Naphazoline interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.

See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.

How should I take Naphazoline?

This medicine is available in form of eye drops, solution.

You should take naphazoline exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Instill 1-2 drops in the eye (s) up to 4 times a day.
  • The recommended duration of treatment is 3-4 days.

Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Do not take two doses together if you miss a dose.

Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information.

What are Naphazoline side effects?

Like all medicines naphazoline can cause side effects, including:

Systemic:

  • high blood sugar (hyperglycemia),
  • sweating,
  • nervousness,
  • drowsiness,
  • headache,
  • dizziness,
  • fast or slow heart rate,
  • irregular heartbeat,
  • high blood pressure,
  • nausea,
  • weakness.

Eye disorders:

  • conjunctival irritation,
  • increased redness (phenomenon of return),
  • abnormal enlargement of the pupil of the eye,
  • blurred vision,
  • increased eye pressure,
  • inflammation of the eye (keratitis),
  • tearing,
  • discomfort in the eye.

Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.

 

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