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Medications for Eye Redness

Drugs associated with Eye Redness

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

What is 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.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
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

 
fluorometholone Rx C N 1 review
7.0

Generic name: fluorometholone ophthalmic

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

 
naphazoline Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: naphazoline ophthalmic

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

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: interactions, side effects

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

 
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

 
tetrahydrozoline Rx/OTC N N 1 review
5.0

Generic name: tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic

Brand names:  Visine Original, Eye Moisturizing Relief, Visine Maximum Redness Relief, Altazine, Geneye Extra, Geneyes, Opti-Clear, Vision Clear, Optigene 3, Redness Relief

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Eye Moisturizing Relief Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Generic name: naphazoline ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
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

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

Generic name: oxymetazoline ophthalmic

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
FML S.O.P. Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: fluorometholone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: 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

 
Visine Maximum Redness Relief Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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

 
Vasocon 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

 
Altafrin Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: phenylephrine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants, mydriatics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Neofrin Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: phenylephrine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants, mydriatics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Ocu-Phrin Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: phenylephrine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants, mydriatics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Prefrin Rx/OTC C N 1 review
10

Generic name: phenylephrine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants, mydriatics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
AK-Con Rx/OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: naphazoline ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
FML Forte Liquifilm Rx C N 1 review
7.0

Generic name: fluorometholone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
OcuClear OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: oxymetazoline ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
oxymetazoline OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: oxymetazoline ophthalmic

Brand names:  Visine L.R. Long Lasting Redness Relief, OcuClear

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: interactions, side effects

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

 
Fluor-Op Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: fluorometholone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
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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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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): Red Eye

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