How does Eyebright work?
The chemicals in eyebright might act as astringents and kill bacteria.
Are there safety concerns?
Eyebright might be safe for most people when taken by mouth. Eyebright, when used directly on the eye, may not be safe and is not recommended. It can be contaminated and cause eye infections. Side effects of eyebright tincture include confusion, headache, tearing, itching, redness, vision problems, sneezing, nausea, toothache, constipation, cough, trouble breathing, trouble sleeping (insomnia), sweating, and others.
Do not take eyebright if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.