Eyebright (Herbs/Suppl)

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Brand and Other Names:augentrostkraut, Euphrasia officinalis, more...ocularia

Suggested Dosing

Topical

Rinse eyes with a 2% solution TID/QID

Oral

PO: 2 caps BID/TID (cap sizes vary)

Tincture: (1:5 in 45% alcohol) 2-6 mL TID

Liquid Extract: (1:1 in 25% alcohol) 2-4 mL TID

Administration

PO: take with water at mealtimes

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Suggested Uses

Eye inflammation & irritation

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Adverse Effects

None reported

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Warnings

None reported

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: N/A

Lactation: N/A

Pregnancy Categories

A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

NA:Information not available.

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Pharmacology

Metabolism: N/A

Excretion: N/A

Mechanism of Action

Contains antioxidants, astringents & antibiotics

Efficacy: not established

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