Naphazoline/Pheniramine Ophthalmic

Reviewed on 9/17/2021

What Is Naphazoline/Pheniramine Ophthalmic and How Does It Work?

Naphazoline/pheniramine ophthalmic is an over-the-counter (OTC) product used to treat allergic conjunctivitis.

Naphazoline/pheniramine ophthalmic is available under the following different brand names: Naphcon-A, Opcon-A, and Visine-A.
 

What Are the Dosages of Naphazoline/Pheniramine Ophthalmic?

Dosages of Naphazoline/Pheniramine Ophthalmic:

Dosage Forms and Strengths

Ophthalmic Solution

  • 0.025%/0.3%
  • 0.027%/0.3%

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Allergic Conjunctivitis

  • Adults and children 6 years or older: Instill 1-2 drops in the affected eye(s) up to 4 times daily
  • Children under 6 years: Not established

Other Information

  • Remove contact lenses before using
  • Store at room temp; protect from light and excessive heat; use before the expiration date

What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Naphazoline/Pheniramine Ophthalmic?

Side effects of naphazoline/pheniramine ophthalmic include:

  • Stinging/tingling sensation upon installation
  • Dilated pupils
  • Eye redness

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Naphazoline/Pheniramine Ophthalmic?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist first.

  • Naphazoline/pheniramine ophthalmic has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Naphazoline/pheniramine ophthalmic has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.
  • Naphazoline/pheniramine ophthalmic has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.
  • Naphazoline/pheniramine ophthalmic has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

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What Are Warnings and Precautions for Naphazoline/Pheniramine Ophthalmic?

Warnings

  • This medication contains naphazoline/pheniramine ophthalmic. Do not take Naphcon-A, Opcon-A, or Visine-A if you are allergic to naphazoline/pheniramine ophthalmic or any ingredients contained in this drug.
  • Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Naphazoline/Pheniramine Ophthalmic?”

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Naphazoline/Pheniramine Ophthalmic?”

Cautions

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • Use naphazoline/pheniramine ophthalmic with caution during pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or neither animal nor human studies were done.
  • It is unknown whether naphazoline/pheniramine ophthalmic is distributed in breast milk. Breastfeeding patients should weigh the benefits against the risks. 
References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/naphcon-a-opcon-a-naphazoline-pheniramine-ophthalmic-999604

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