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Medications for Eye Redness/Itching

What is Eye Redness/Itching:  Itchiness of the eye also associated with redness, where there is large dilated blood vessels on the surface of the eye.

Medications to treat Eye Redness/Itching

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Opcon-A OTC C N 10 reviews
6.0

Generic name: naphazoline / pheniramine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Naphcon-A OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: naphazoline / pheniramine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Eye Allergy Relief OTC C N Add review Add

Generic name: naphazoline / pheniramine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
fluorometholone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: fluorometholone ophthalmic

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

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Visine-A OTC C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: naphazoline / pheniramine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
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

 
naphazoline / pheniramine OTC C N 15 reviews
7.0

Generic name: naphazoline / pheniramine ophthalmic

Brand names:  Opcon-A, Naphcon-A, Eye Allergy Relief, Visine-A

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
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

 
Visine A.C. OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: tetrahydrozoline / zinc sulfate ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Zymine Rx/OTC C N X Add review
9.0

Generic name: triprolidine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
FML Forte Liquifilm Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: fluorometholone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
triprolidine Rx/OTC C N X Add review
9.0

Generic name: triprolidine systemic

Brand names:  Zymine, Histex Syrup, Tripohist, Vanahist PD, Zymine XR, Histex PD Drops

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: interactions, side effects

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

 
Visine Totality Multi-Symptom Relief OTC N N 11 reviews
3.0

Generic name: tetrahydrozoline / zinc sulfate ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
tetrahydrozoline / zinc sulfate OTC N N 11 reviews
3.0

Generic name: tetrahydrozoline / zinc sulfate ophthalmic

Brand names:  Visine A.C., Visine Totality Multi-Symptom Relief

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
FML Liquifilm Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: fluorometholone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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

 
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

 
naphazoline / zinc sulfate OTC C N Add review
9.0

Generic name: naphazoline / zinc sulfate ophthalmic

Brand name:  Clear Eyes Seasonal Relief

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Clear Eyes Seasonal Relief OTC C N Add review
9.0

Generic name: naphazoline / zinc sulfate ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Histex Syrup Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: triprolidine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Tripohist Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: triprolidine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Vanahist PD Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: triprolidine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Zymine XR Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: triprolidine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Histex PD Drops Rx/OTC C N X Add review Add

Generic name: triprolidine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 

Alternative treatments for Eye Redness/Itching

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

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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 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 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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