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Medications for Eye Redness

Other names: Red Eye

About Eye Redness

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

Drugs used to treat Eye Redness

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

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
fluorometholone 8.3 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: fluorometholone ophthalmic

Brand names:  FML, Flarex, FML S.O.P., FML Forte Liquifilm, FML Liquifilm …show all

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Visine Original 10 1 review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

naphazoline 1.0 1 review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: naphazoline ophthalmic

Brand names:  Clear Eyes Redness Relief, Naphcon, Vasocon, AK-Con, Albalon, Allersol, Nazil Ofteno …show all

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: interactions, side effects

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

FML Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: fluorometholone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

tetrahydrozoline 9.5 2 reviews
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic

Brand names:  Visine Original, Altazine, Opti-Clear, Visine Maximum Redness Relief, Geneye Extra, Geneyes, Optigene 3 …show all

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Clear Eyes Redness Relief Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: naphazoline ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Lumify 3.2 90 reviews
OTC B N X

Generic name: brimonidine ophthalmic

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Naphcon Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: naphazoline ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Flarex Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: fluorometholone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

oxymetazoline 10 1 review
OTC C N

Generic name: oxymetazoline ophthalmic

Brand name:  Visine L.R. Long Lasting Redness Relief

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: interactions, side effects

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

phenylephrine 10 2 reviews
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: phenylephrine ophthalmic

Brand names:  Mydfrin, AK-Dilate, Altafrin, Neofrin …show all

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants, mydriatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Visine Advanced Relief Rate Add review
OTC N N

Generic name: povidone / tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

brimonidine 3.2 90 reviews
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: brimonidine ophthalmic

Brand name:  Lumify

Drug class: ophthalmic glaucoma agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Visine L.R. Long Lasting Redness Relief 10 1 review
OTC C N

Generic name: oxymetazoline ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

FML S.O.P. 10 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: fluorometholone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Mydfrin Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: phenylephrine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants, mydriatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

AK-Dilate Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: phenylephrine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants, mydriatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Altafrin Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: phenylephrine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants, mydriatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Altazine Rate Add review
Rx/OTC N N

Generic name: tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Neofrin Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: phenylephrine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants, mydriatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Vasocon Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: naphazoline ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

AK-Con Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: naphazoline ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: interactions, side effects

FML Forte Liquifilm 7.5 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: fluorometholone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Albalon Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: naphazoline ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Allersol Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: naphazoline ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: interactions, side effects

Alternative treatments for Eye Redness

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Eye 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 Redness.

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
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 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 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 in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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