Visine-A (Ophthalmic)


Visine was put in my Soda, Now I am SOO SICK!!

Hello, I have been a target at work for a few weeks now, since my Human Resourses Dept came to me and asked me questions about an employee (LVN - NURSE) that was using Drugs.  Ever since I talked to HR and Answered there questions, I have be...
by Sherry in Orangevale, CA - USA, 12/13/2007

VIsene Eye Drops

I have been using Visene Eye Drops (original) twice a day for at least 10 years.  What are some of the long term side effects?  Does using these eye drops cause the cornea to change color?
by Olga Alkhelaif in Dallas, TX, 11/07/2007

Visine-A (Ophthalmic) Drug and Prescription Information

Visine-A (Ophthalmic)

Visine-A (Ophthalmic) Medication Classification


Visine-A (Ophthalmic) Brandname

Opcon-A, Naphcon-A, Visine-A

Visine-A (Ophthalmic) is used for the Treatment

Naphazoline (naf-AZ-oh-leen), Pheniramine (fen-IR-a-meen) Treats redness, irritation, and inflammation of the eye.

When To Not Use Visine-A (Ophthalmic)

You should not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this medicine or to either naphazoline or pheniramine. You should not use this medicine if you have glaucoma. These eyedrops should not be used in infants or children.

How Should You Use Visine-A (Ophthalmic)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. This medicine is not for long-term use.
  • Wash your hands before and after using the medicine.
  • Shake the eye drops well just before each use.
  • Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket.
  • To use the eye drops: Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute. Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything, including your eye. Put the cap on the bottle right away. Keep the bottle upright when you are not using it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Visine-A (Ophthalmic) Storage

Store Visine-A (Ophthalmic) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Visine-A (Ophthalmic) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Visine-A (Ophthalmic)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking an MAO inhibitor such as Marplan®, Nardil®, or Parnate® while using naphazoline/pheniramine.

Visine-A (Ophthalmic) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Check with your doctor before using this medicine if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or any heart problems.
  • Use these drops exactly as your doctor ordered. Using more of them or using them for a longer time may cause serious side effects.
  • Check with your doctor if you have eye discomfort you did not have before using this medicine.

Visine-A (Ophthalmic) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Eye pain, changes in vision
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Severe headache
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Large (dilated) pupils, drowsiness