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Medications for Eye Dryness/Redness

Drugs associated with Eye Dryness/Redness

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Eye Dryness/Redness: Eye Dryness/Redness is where there is a lack of sufficient moisture in the eye and large dilated blood vessels on the surface of the eye.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Artificial Tears Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: ocular lubricant ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

For consumers: side effects

 
Systane Rx/OTC N N 5 reviews
3.0

Generic name: ocular lubricant ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

For consumers: side effects

 
GenTeal Rx/OTC N N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ocular lubricant ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

For consumers: side effects

 
FreshKote Rx/OTC N N 9 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ocular lubricant ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

For consumers: side effects

 
Refresh Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: ocular lubricant ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

For consumers: side effects

 
ocular lubricant Rx/OTC N N 35 reviews
7.0

Generic name: ocular lubricant ophthalmic

Brand names:  Artificial Tears, Systane, GenTeal, FreshKote, Refresh, optive, Lacri-Lube S.O.P., TheraTears, Celluvisc, Lacrisert, Hypotears, Isopto Tears, Soothe, Liquitears, Oasis Tears, Visine Tears, Tears Again, Opti-Free Rewetting Drops, Puralube Tears, Moisture Drops, Murocel, Ultra Fresh

Drug class: ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

For consumers: side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
optive Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: ocular lubricant ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

For consumers: side effects

 
Lacri-Lube S.O.P. Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: ocular lubricant ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

For consumers: side effects

 
TheraTears Rx/OTC N N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ocular lubricant ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

For consumers: side effects

 
Visine Original Rx/OTC N N 1 review
5.0

Generic name: tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Celluvisc Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: ocular lubricant ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

For consumers: side effects

 
fluorometholone Rx C N 1 review
7.0

Generic name: fluorometholone ophthalmic

Brand names:  FML, Flarex, FML S.O.P., Fluor-Op, FML Forte Liquifilm, FML Liquifilm

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
FML Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: fluorometholone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Flarex Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: fluorometholone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Lacrisert Rx/OTC N N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ocular lubricant ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Hypotears Rx/OTC N N 3 reviews
10

Generic name: ocular lubricant ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

For consumers: side effects

 
Naphcon Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: naphazoline ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
naphazoline Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: naphazoline ophthalmic

Brand names:  Naphcon, Vasocon, Clear Eyes Redness Relief, AK-Con, Naphcon Forte, Albalon, All Clear, All Clear AR, Allersol, Clear Eyes Maximum Redness Relief, Nazil Ofteno, Ocu-Zoline, VasoClear

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Mydfrin Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: phenylephrine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants, mydriatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
phenylephrine Rx/OTC C N 1 review
10

Generic name: phenylephrine ophthalmic

Brand names:  Mydfrin, AK-Dilate, Altafrin, Neofrin, Ocu-Phrin, Prefrin

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants, mydriatics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
AK-Dilate Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: phenylephrine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants, mydriatics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Isopto Tears Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: ocular lubricant ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

For consumers: side effects

 
Soothe Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: ocular lubricant ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

For consumers: side effects

 
Altafrin Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: phenylephrine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants, mydriatics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Liquitears Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: ocular lubricant ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic lubricants and irrigations

For consumers: side effects

 
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Alternative treatments for Eye Dryness/Redness

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Eye Dryness/Redness. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Eye Dryness/Redness.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Dry Eye; Red Eye

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