Vision Clear Side Effects

Generic Name: tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Vision Clear.

It is possible that some side effects of Vision Clear may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Side effects include:

Ophthalmic: Blurred vision, irritation, mydriasis.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic: compounding powder, ophthalmic solution

Other

Systemic side effects are rare because of the minor extent of absorption after topical application.[Ref]

Ocular

Ocular side effects have included blurred vision, irritation, mydriasis, conjunctival hyperemia, and blepharoconjunctivitis. Conjunctival application, especially when high concentrations have been used in the elderly, may liberate pigment granules, presumably from the iris.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects associated with ocular sympathomimetic agents have included headache, tremor, trembling, dizziness, nervousness, and drowsiness.[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have rarely included palpitations, hypertension, and bradycardia.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Collyrium Fresh (tetrahydrozoline)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.

2. Soparkar CN, Wilhelmus KR, Koch DD, Wallace GW, Jones DB "Acute and chronic conjunctivitis due to over-the-counter ophthalmic decongestants." Arch Ophthalmol 115 (1997): 34-8

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