naphazoline/pheniramine ophthalmic (OTC)

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Brand and Other Names:Naphcon-A, Opcon-A, more...Visine-A

Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

naphazoline/pheniramine

ophthalmic solution

  • 0.025%/0.3%
  • 0.027%/0.3%
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Allergic Conjunctivitis

Instill 1-2 drops in affected eye(s) up to 4 times daily

Other Information

Remove contact lenses before using

Store at room temp; protect from light and excessive heat; use before expiration date

Dosage Forms & Strengths

naphazoline/pheniramine

ophthalmic solution

  • 0.025%/0.3%
  • 0.027%/0.3%
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Allergic Conjunctivitis

<6 years: Not established

6 years or older: 1-2 drops in affected eye(s) up to 4 times daily

Other Information

Remove contact lenses before using

Store at room temp; protect from light and excessive heat; use before expiration date

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Adverse Effects

Frequency Not Defined

Stinging/tingling sensation upon instillation

Mydriasis

Ocular erythema

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Warnings

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity

Cautions

Cardiac disease

Hypertension

Benign prostatic hypertrophy

Narrow angle glaucoma

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Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy Category: C

Lactation: Unknown whether distributed in breast milk, weigh benefits against risks

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

Absorption: Negligible systemic absorption

Mechanism of Action

Naphazoline: alpha-adrenergic agonist (decongestant)

Pheniramine: H1 blocker (antihistamine)

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