Naphcon A

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Last updated on RxList: 5/16/2022
Drug Description

What is Naphcon A and how is it used?

Naphcon A (naphazoline hydrochloride and pheniramine maleate) Solution is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Allergic Conjunctivitis. Naphcon A may be used alone or with other medications.

Naphcon A belongs to a class of drugs called Antihistamines, Decongestants, Ophthalmic.

It is not known if Naphcon A is safe and effective in children younger than 6 years of age.

What are the possible side effects of Naphcon A?

Naphcon A may cause serious side effects including:

  • hives,
  • difficulty breathing,
  • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat,
  • ongoing or worsening eye redness,
  • eye pain, and
  • changes in your vision

Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

The most common side effects of Naphcon A include:

  • mild burning or stinging in the eye,
  • dilated pupils,
  • blurred vision, and
  • increased sensitivity to light

Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Naphcon A. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

DESCRIPTION

Active ingredients Purpose
Naphazoline hydrochloride 0.025%
Redness reliever
Pheniramine maleate 0.3% Antihistamine

Indications & Dosage

INDICATIONS

For the temporary relief of redness and itching of the eye(s) due to:

  • ragweed
  • pollen
  • grass
  • animal dander and hair

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Directions

  • adults and children 6 years and over: put 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye(s) up to 4 times daily
  • children under 6 years: ask a doctor

HOW SUPPLIED

Other Information

Store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F)
Protect from light

Inactive Ingredients

benzalkonium chloride, boric acid, edetate disodium, purified water, sodium borate, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid

Questions?

In the U.S. call 1-800-757-9195 or visit www.alcon.com

Manufactured by: ALCON LABORATORIES, INC. 6201 South Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76134. Revised: Nov 2009

QUESTION

Allergies can best be described as: See Answer
Side Effects & Drug Interactions

SIDE EFFECTS

No information provided.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

No information provided.

 

Warnings & Precautions

WARNINGS

For external use only

Do not use

  • if you are sensitive to any ingredient in this product
  • if this solution changes color or becomes cloudy

Ask a doctor before use if you have

When us ing this product

  • pupils may become enlarged temporarily causing light sensitivity
  • overuse may cause more eye redness
  • remove contact lenses before using to avoid contamination, do not touch tip of container to any surface
  • replace cap after each use

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • you feel eye pain
  • changes in vision occur
  • redness or irritation of the eye(s) gets worse or lasts more than 72 hours

Keep out of the reach of children.

If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Accidental swallowing by infants and children may lead to coma and marked reduction in body temperature.

PRECAUTIONS

See above section

Overdosage & Contraindications

OVERDOSE

No information provided.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

No information provided.

Clinical Pharmacology

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

No information provided.

Medication Guide

PATIENT INFORMATION

For external use only

Do not use

  • if you are sensitive to any ingredient in this product
  • if this solution changes color or becomes cloudy

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • narrow angle glaucoma
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • trouble urinating

When us ing this product

  • pupils may become enlarged temporarily causing light sensitivity
  • overuse may cause more eye redness
  • remove contact lenses before using to avoid contamination, do not touch tip of container to any surface
  • replace cap after each use

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • you feel eye pain
  • changes in vision occur
  • redness or irritation of the eye(s) gets worse or lasts more than 72 hours

Keep out of the reach of children.

If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Accidental swallowing by infants and children may lead to coma and marked reduction in body temperature.

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