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NAPHAZOLE
NAPHAZOLINE - OPHTHALMIC

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

NAPHAZOLINE - OPHTHALMIC

(nah-FAZZ-oh-leen, off-THAL-mick)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Albalon, Clear Eyes, Naphcon, Vasoclear, Vasocon

Uses

Naphazoline is a decongestant used to relieve redness, puffiness, itchy and watering eyes associated with colds, allergies or eye irritations.

How To Use

To apply eye drops, wash hands first. To avoid contamination, be careful not to touch the dropper or let it touch your eye. Tilt your head back, gaze upward and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Place dropper directly over eye and administer the prescribed number of drops. Look downward and gently close your eye for 1 to 2 minutes. Place one finger at the corner of the eye near the nose and apply gentle pressure. This will prevent the medication from draining away from the eye. Try not to blink and do not rub the eye. Do not rinse the dropper. If you are using another kind of eye drop, wait at least five minutes before applying other eye medications.

Side Effects

This medication may temporarily sting your eyes for a minute or two when you first use it. If stinging continues or becomes bothersome, inform your doctor. Vision may be blurred or unstable for a few minutes after applying eye drops. Use caution if driving or performing duties requiring clear vision. Inform your doctor if you develop: severe eye pain, headache, redness/itching/swelling in or around the eyes, vision problems. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor if you have: heart problems, glaucoma, allergies (especially drug allergies). This drug should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk; consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.

Notes

Do not share this product with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use if it is almost time for the next dose. Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the doses.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom. Discard if drops become discolored or cloudy.