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Tetrahydrozoline Ophthalmic Dosage

Medically reviewed on March 29, 2018.

Applies to the following strengths: 0.05%

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Eye Dryness/Redness

1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) up to 4 times a day

Comment: Patients should stop use and contact their healthcare provider if their condition worsens OR the condition lasts longer than 72 hours.

Uses:
-For the relief of redness of the eye due to minor eye irritations
-For the temporary relief of burning and discomfort due to dryness of the eye or exposure to wind or sun
-For protection against further irritation

Usual Pediatric Dose for Eye Dryness/Redness

6 years and older: 1 to 2 drops in the affected eye(s) up to 4 times a day

Comment: Patients should stop use and contact their healthcare provider if their condition worsens OR the condition lasts longer than 72 hours.

Uses:
-For the relief of redness of the eye due to minor eye irritations
-For the temporary relief of burning and discomfort due to dryness of the eye or exposure to wind or sun
-For protection against further irritation

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS: None.

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 6 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-The tip of the container should not be allowed to touch any surface during application.
-The cap should be replaced after use.

Storage requirements:
-Store at 15 to 30C
-Some experts recommend discarding any unused drug after 4 weeks.

Patient advice:
-Patients should be instructed to avoid using solutions that have changed color or become cloudy.
-Advise patients to speak to their healthcare provider if they become pregnant, intend to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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