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Naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic

Generic Name: Naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic [na-FAZ-o-leen-and-ZINK-off-THE-mick]
Names of Brands: Clear Eyes ACR VasoClear, Clear Eyes Maxi Itchy Eye Relief
Formula for Dosage: Ophthalmic solution (0.012%–0.25 percent)
The Class of Drugs: Ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

What is Naphazoline and zinc Ophthalmic?

Naphazoline, as well as zinc ophthalmic (for the eye), is a mixture medicine that is used to treat minor eye irritations like dryness, redness, or burning. The medication can also be used to remove mucus buildup on the outside of the eye due to pollen, dust, or smoke.

Naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic could be used for other purposes that are not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as asthma, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

The medication could cause severe adverse effects. Take the medicine off and contact your doctor immediately if you experience:

  • Chronic or getting worse, the redness of the eyes;
  • Eye discomfort eye pain
  • Changes within your eyes.

Common negative side effects of naphazoline and zinc ophthalmics could be:

  • Minor burning or stinging sensations in the eye;
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye watery.

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


Follow the directions on the medication label and the package. Inform your healthcare professionals about your medical issues, allergies, and the medicines you take.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to apply zinc ophthalmic and naphazoline when you are allergic to them.Speak with a pharmacist or doctor to determine if zinc ophthalmic and naphazoline are safe to use if you have ever suffered from glaucoma.Talk to your doctor prior to taking this medication if you are nursing or pregnant.

How to Take Naphazoline and Zinc ophthalmic?

Follow the directions on the label or as recommended by your physician.If you take the medication excessively or for too long, it can aggravate your symptoms and result in damage to veins in the eyes.Cleanse your hands prior to using eye drops.

To apply the drops to your eyes To apply the eye drops, tilt your head to a slight angle and then pull your lower eyelids to create tiny pockets. Keep the dropper over the eye, and squeeze the drop into this pocket. Keep your eyes closed for about 1 or 2 minutes.Make sure you only use the drops prescribed by your doctor.

Don't touch the tip of the dropper for your eyes or put it directly in your eyes. A dropper that is contaminated could affect your eyes and result in severe vision issues.Avoid using the eye drops if the solution is cloudy or has changed color.Consult your doctor if symptoms don't improve within 72 hours.

Storage at room temperature, free of heat and moisture. Don't freeze. Close the bottle when not being used.

What happens If I Miss a dose?

Because naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic are used for emergencies, it is possible that you are not on a prescribed dosage schedule. Do not miss any doses in the event that it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't use two doses in one go.

What happens If I overdose?

A dose of naphazoline that is too high or zinc-ophthalmic should not be considered to pose a risk. Get medical attention immediately, or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222, in the event that someone has swallowed the medicine accidentally.

Make sure this medicine is out of reach of young children. Certain eye medications could cause serious health problems for an infant who swallows or suckers medicine from an eye dropper.

What should be avoided?

Avoid using soft contacts. Zinc ophthalmic and naphazoline may contain a preservative that could permanently stain your lenses. Take the medicine for at least 15 minutes prior to applying your lenses.

Interaction with other drugs

Eye medicine is unlikely to be affected by any other medications you take. However, some drugs may interact with each other. Talk to a pharmacist or doctor prior to using naphazoline or zinc ophthalmic in conjunction with other medications, including medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal remedies.