Naphazoline is a vasoconstrictor. It works by narrowing swollen blood vessels in the eyes to reduce eye redness.
Naphazoline ophthalmic (for the eye) is for temporary relief of minor eye redness or discomfort caused by minor irritants.
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If any of the following side effects occur while taking naphazoline ophthalmic, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:
With overuse or long-term use
Increase in eye irritation
Symptoms of too much medicine being absorbed into the body
Symptoms of overdose:
Decrease in body temperature
Some of the side effects that can occur with naphazoline ophthalmic may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
Less common or rare: