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|Albalon-A® Ophthalmic; Antazoline-V® Ophthalmic; Vasocon-A®[OTC]
Ophthalmic Agent, Vasoconstrictor|
|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to naphazoline, antazoline, or any other part
of the medicine.
- If you have closed-angle
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine relieves symptoms (watery, irritated, itchy, red eyes)
- Long-term nasal congestion and headache are treated by
|How does it work?|
- Antazoline is a decongestant.
- Naphazoline, if taken before coming in contact with the material that
causes the allergy, blocks the allergic reaction by minimizing/preventing the
body's reaction to the allergen.
|How is it best taken?|
- For the eye only.
- Take out soft contact lenses before using medicine. Lenses can be
replaced 15 minutes after medicine is given.
- After using medicine keep your eyes closed. Apply pressure to the
inside corner of the eye. Do this for 3-5 minutes. This keeps medicine in the
- Separate each eye medicine by 5 minutes. Give one and wait 5 minutes
before using the next.
- Do not touch the bottle tip to eye, lid, or other
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Instill a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not instill a double dose or extra doses.
- Can be used on an as needed
|What are the precautions when taking this
- Do not use this medicine if you have glaucoma.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make
sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling
about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of
face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
- Do not use if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Dizziness. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities that require
you to be alert until you see how this medicine affects you.
- Dry mouth. Frequent mouth care, sucking hard candy, or chewing gum may
- Inability to sleep, nervousness, excitability, and
|What should I monitor?|
- Check effectiveness of medicine in preventing or treating
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Chest pains, fast heartbeats, passing out, fainting, or severe
- Any rash.
- No improvement in condition or feeling
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store in container at room
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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