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Are Naphcon A and Patanol the Same Thing?
Naphcon A (naphazoline hydrochloride and pheniramine maleate) and Patanol (olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) are used for the temporary relief of redness and itching of the eye(s) due to allergic conditions.
Both Naphcon A and Patanol contain an antihistamine. Naphcon A also contains a decongestant/redness reliever.
Side effects of Naphcon A and Patanol that are similar include burning/stinging/redness/dryness/ irritation/itching of the eye and blurred vision.
Side effects of Naphcon A that are different from Patanol include dilated pupils.
Side effects of Patanol that are different from Naphcon A include headache, eyelid swelling, a feeling as if something is in your eye, puffy eyelids, stuffy or runny nose, cough, sore throat, weakness, back pain, and unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth.
Patanol may interact with other drugs.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Naphcon A?
Common side effects of Naphcon A include:
- eye stinging or redness,
- dilated pupils, or
- blurred vision
What Are Possible Side Effects of Patanol?
Common side effects of Patanol include:
- blurred vision,
- burning/stinging/redness/dryness/ irritation/itching of the eye,
- eyelid swelling,
- a feeling as if something is in your eye,
- puffy eyelids,
- stuffy or runny nose,
- sore throat,
- back pain, or
- unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth.
A serious allergic reaction to Patanol is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if you have symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including rash, itching or swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, or trouble breathing.
What Is Naphcon A?
Naphcon A (naphazoline hydrochloride and pheniramine maleate) is a combination of a decongestant/redness reliever and an antihistamine used for the temporary relief of redness and itching of the eye(s) due to ragweed pollen, grass, and animal dander and hair. Naphcon A is available over-the-counter (OTC).
What Is Patanol?
What Drugs Interact With Naphcon A?
Naphcon A may interact with:
Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.
What Drugs Interact With Patanol?
There may be other drugs that can interact with Patanol. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
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