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Generic Name: Naphazoline ophthalmic [na-FAZ-oh-leen-off-THAL-mik]

 Brand Names: Clear Eyes, Clear Eyes + Redness Relief, Redness Relief Eye Drops, AK-Con, Albalon, Allersol, Naphcon
The Class of Drugs: Ophthalmic antihistamines and Decongestants

What is AK-Con?

Naphazoline can be described as a vasoconstrictor. It works by reducing the swelling of blood vessels in the eye to lessen eye redness.

The AK-Con (for the eyes) is used to relieve the temporary discomfort of minor eye irritations or irritations caused by minor irritations. AK-Con could be used for other purposes that are not covered in this guide.

Side Effects of AK-Con

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you experience any of the following symptoms as warning signs of an allergic reaction: thieves, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, face and tongue,

AK-Con could cause severe adverse effects. You should stop using AK-Con and consult your physician immediately if you suffer from:

  • Eye redness that is persistent or getting worse.
  • Eye pain in the eye.
  • Vision changes.
  • Chest pain, rapid or irregular heart rate, A severe headache that causes a buzzing sensation in your ear, anxiety, disorientation, or feeling tired.

Common adverse effects of AK-Con can include:

  • Slight burning or stinging in the eye.
  • Watery or blurred eyes.
  • Mild headache, dizziness, and nervousness.

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


AK-Con is used for temporary relief from minor redness in the eyes or irritations caused by minor irritations.

It is not recommended to use AK-Con for those with small-angle glaucoma. Take a break from AK-Con and contact your doctor immediately if you notice ongoing or escalating eye redness or vision problems, eye pain, extreme dizziness, headaches, buzzing in your ear, or feeling tired.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to utilize AK-Con if you are allergic to it or if you suffer from narrow-angle glaucoma.

Speak with a physician or pharmacist to determine if it's appropriate for you to take this medication in the event of any other medical conditions, such as:

  • The heart condition, high blood pressure.
  • Diabetes.
  • A thyroid disorder.
  • An eye injury or an eye infection.

FDA pregnant category C. It isn't known whether AK-Con could cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while taking this drug. It is not clear if naphazoline ophthalmic is absorbed into breast milk or whether it can harm the nursing infant. Inform your physician if you are breastfeeding a child.

How to take this drug?

Follow the directions on the label or as directed by your physician. Avoid using larger than smaller amounts or for a longer time than is recommended. If you take the medication excessively or frequently, it could aggravate your symptoms. It can also result in damage to the veins in the eyes. Cleanse your hands prior to using the drops for your eyes.

To apply eye drops:>

  • Adjust your head slightly and then pull your lower eyelids to create an eyelid pocket. Keep the dropper in front of the eye, with the tip downward. Keep your eyes towards the sky and then away from your dropper. Then squeeze out the drop.
  • Close your eyes by gently pressing your fingers towards the inner corner of your eye for approximately one minute in order to stop the tears from draining down the drain.
  • Only use the amount of drops that are recommended.

Don't touch the tip of your eyedropper or put the dropper directly into your eyes. A dropper that is contaminated could affect your eyes and result in severe vision issues. Don't use eye drops if the fluid has changed color or contains particles within it. Storage at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Don't freeze. Close the bottle when not being used.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Because AK-Con can be used at times of need, it is possible that you are not on a schedule of dosing. If you're in a routine, you should take the dose you missed as soon as you can remember. Avoid any missed doses if you are close to the time of the next scheduled dose. Don't use any extra medication to replace the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Naphazoline overdose isn't expected to be a danger. You should seek medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 in the event that anyone accidentally ingested the medicine. Make sure to keep AK-Con out of the reach of young children. Certain eye medicines can cause serious health problems for children who swallow them or suck them up from the dropper.

What should be avoided?

Do not take this medicine when wearing contact lenses. It may contain a chemical preservative that may cause discoloration of the soft lenses. You should wait at least 15 minutes after taking the medicine before putting it in the contact lens.

Interaction with other drugs

Talk to a pharmacist or doctor to determine if it's appropriate to take AK-Con in conjunction with one of these medications:

  • Use an antidepressant medication like Amitriptyline, Clomipramine, Desipramine (Desvenlafaxine), Doxepin or Duloxetine; imipramine may help, maprotiline milnacipran nortriptyline or Venlafaxine as these may all offer relief.
  • Ergot medicine—ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, methylergonovine.
  • An MAO inhibitor—furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.

This list isn't complete, and other medications may interfere with AK-Con. Inform your doctor about any medications you take. This includes prescription, over-the-counter or vitamin-based herbal remedies. Don't start any new medication without first talking to your physician.