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Opcon-A

Opcon-A



USES: Naphazoline is a decongestant and pheniramine is an antihistamine. This combination is used to relieve redness, puffiness, itchy and watering eyes associated with colds, allergies or eye irritations.

 
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Opcon-A

Uses
Naphazoline is a decongestant and pheniramine is an antihistamine. This combination is used to relieve redness, puffiness, itchy and watering eyes associated with colds, allergies or eye irritations.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.
  • Do not freeze.


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Opcon-A® Itching \x26amp; Redness Reliever
Opcon-A® Itching \x26amp; Redness Reliever

How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: To apply eye drops, wash hands first.
  • To avoid contamination, be careful not to touch the dropper or let it touch your eye.
  • Tilt your head back, gaze upward and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch.
  • Place dropper directly over eye and administer the prescribed number of drops.
  • Look downward and gently close your eye for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Place one finger at the corner of the eye near the nose and apply gentle pressure.
  • This will prevent the medication from draining away from the eye.
  • Try not to blink and do not rub the eye.
  • Do not rinse the dropper.
  • If you are using another kind of eye drop, wait at least five minutes before applying other eye medications.

Side Effects
  • This medication may temporarily sting your eyes when you first use it.
  • If stinging continues or becomes bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Vision may be blurred or unstable for a few minutes after applying eye drops.
  • Use caution if driving or performing duties requiring clear vision.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop severe eye pain, headache, redness, itching or swelling in or around the eyes, or vision problems while taking this medication.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have any eye problems, high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid disorder, heart disease, asthma or allergies, especially to sulfites.
  • This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Missed Dose
  • Do not double dose if missed, but use it as soon as remembered.
  • However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular dosing schedule.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take especially medication for blood pressure or depression.
  • If you are using another kind of eye drop, wait at least five minutes before applying other medications.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Opcon-A
Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 56
Location: Yelm, Wa
Time Taken: 8 years days

Reason: For allergies & redness, itching. Date: 7 May 2009
Side Effects
I have recently been diagnosed with Glaucoma and being treated with Travatan Z. A month ago or more I was experiencing extreme pain in my Left eye. I thought either the Opcon A or the Travatan was causing the pain. My Dr said neither one should cause pain. I have been using Opcon A for 8 Yrs. So needless to say I am puzzled why the pain? This is also where the Glaucoma is, the left eye. Do you have any ideas?

Additional Thoughts
As I have mentioned using Opcon A for 8 years or better has been symptom free. It is a wonderful product and I have not found anything that compares to it. I have recommended it to many of people. It does not effect my asthma, or high B/P. where as the Travatan does. It has many side effects. I wish Opcon A could help my Glaucoma.

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