Altafrin Side Effects
Generic name: phenylephrine ophthalmic
Note: This document contains side effect information about phenylephrine ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Altafrin.
Some side effects of Altafrin may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
Applies to phenylephrine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop using phenylephrine ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Altafrin) and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:
an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; or hives);
an irregular or fast heart rate; or
high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, or flushed skin).
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use phenylephrine ophthalmic and talk to your doctor if you experience
burning, stinging, pain, or increased redness of the eye;
tearing or blurred vision;
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
More Altafrin resources
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