Eyebright

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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.

Dosing considerations for Eyebright.

The appropriate dose of eyebright depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for eyebright. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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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.


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