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Naphazoline + Pheniramine - Ophthalmic - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 

Why do I need this medicine?

Naphazoline + Pheniramine is used to temporarily relieve itching and redness of the eyes due to grass, ragweed, pollen, animal dander and hair.

How do I use this medicine?

Use Naphazoline + Pheniramine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not administer more or less than instructed by your doctor.

How to use the eye drop solution:
  1. Wash your hands with soap and water before using the eye drops.
  2. Shake the bottle well before using.
  3. Tilt your head slightly backwards. With the index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch. Look upwards and instill the required number of drops inside the lower eyelid.
  4. Close your eyes and do not blink for the next 30 seconds.
  5. Wipe any excess liquid from your face with a clean tissue.
  6. Replace and tighten the cap of the bottle.
Do not allow the tip of the dropper of this medicine to touch your eyes, eyelids or any other surface. Recap the eye drop immediately after use. If the eye drop becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eyes.

If you are wearing contact lenses, remove it before using Naphazoline + Pheniramine. Wait for at least 15 minutes before reinserting your lenses.

Do not share your eye drops with anyone else.

What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?

Instill the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • heart disease e.g. irregular heartbeat
  • poorly controlled high blood pressure
  • glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
  • prostate enlargement or bladder problems
  • diabetes
  • thyroid problem (e.g. overactive thyroid gland)
  • pyloroduodenal obstruction (obstruction of the stomach outlet)
  • epilepsy (fits or seizures)
  • infection/injury
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine to a child or to an elderly.

What side effects could I experience?

Naphazoline + Pheniramine may cause your vision to be blurred. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to see clearly.

Other side effects may include any of the following: tingling or stinging sensation ,enlarged pupil, and eye pain.

Prolonged use of Naphazoline + Pheniramine may cause rebound eye congestion (swelling of the eyes).

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are using any of these medicines:
  • medicines used to treat depression e.g. isocarboxacid, phenelzine, doxepin, desipramine, amitriptyline
  • medicines for heart disease e.g. cardiac glycoside, quinidine
  • medicines for blocked nose e.g. phenylephrine, ephedrine, oxymetazoline, xylometazoline
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Naphazoline + Pheniramine.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. Keep tightly closed and protect from light.

Throw away container 4 weeks after opening.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Naphazoline + Pheniramine - Ophthalmic and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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