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Ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

What are Ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants?

Ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants are eye drops or gels that have been specifically made to be administered into or around the eye that contain antihistamines and/or decongestants.

Antihistamines block histamine release from histamine-1 receptors and are used to treat the symptoms of an allergic reaction such as edema (swelling), itch, inflammation (redness), and watery eyes.

Decongestants relieve congestion by narrowing (vasoconstricting) blood vessels. They reduce mucus formation and redness.

Ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants may be used for the treatment of hay fever, allergic reactions, and red eyes not caused by a bacterial infection.

List of Ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants:

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Visine Totality Multi-Symptom Relief
Generic name: tetrahydrozoline / zinc sulfate
1.9
65 reviews
Pataday
Generic name: olopatadine
4.6
59 reviews
Opcon-A (Pro)
Generic name: naphazoline / pheniramine
5.6
32 reviews
Bepreve (Pro)
Generic name: bepotastine
6.5
27 reviews
Lastacaft (Pro)
Generic name: alcaftadine
5.2
25 reviews
Patanol (Pro)
Generic name: olopatadine
8.5
24 reviews
Pazeo (Pro)
Generic name: olopatadine
4.9
17 reviews
Zaditor (Pro)
Generic name: ketotifen
5.3
7 reviews
Visine A.C.
Generic name: tetrahydrozoline / zinc sulfate
1.0
3 reviews
Elestat (Pro)
Generic name: epinastine
9.0
3 reviews
Alaway
Generic name: ketotifen
10
3 reviews
Visine-A
Generic name: naphazoline / pheniramine
9.0
2 reviews
Prefrin
Generic name: phenylephrine
10
2 reviews
Pataday Once Daily Relief
Generic name: olopatadine
5.5
2 reviews
Optivar (Pro)
Generic name: azelastine
8.0
2 reviews
Alamast (Pro)
Generic name: pemirolast
5.5
2 reviews
Visine Original
Generic name: tetrahydrozoline
5.5
1 review
Visine L.R. Long Lasting Redness Relief (Pro)
Generic name: oxymetazoline
10
1 review
Naphcon-A (Pro)
Generic name: naphazoline / pheniramine
9.5
1 review
Clear Eyes ACR
Generic name: naphazoline / zinc sulfate
9.0
1 review
Alocril (Pro)
Generic name: nedocromil
10
1 review
Zyrtec Itchy Eye Drops (Pro)
Generic name: ketotifen
No reviews
Zerviate
Generic name: cetirizine
No reviews
Vision Clear
Generic name: tetrahydrozoline
No reviews
Visine Maximum Redness Relief
Generic name: tetrahydrozoline
No reviews
Visine Advanced Relief
Generic name: povidone / tetrahydrozoline
No reviews
Vasocon
Generic name: naphazoline
No reviews
VasoClear
Generic name: naphazoline
No reviews
Refresh Eye Itch Relief
Generic name: ketotifen
No reviews
Redness Relief
Generic name: tetrahydrozoline
No reviews
Pataday Twice Daily Relief
Generic name: olopatadine
No reviews
Optigene 3
Generic name: tetrahydrozoline
No reviews
Opti-Clear
Generic name: tetrahydrozoline
No reviews
OcuClear
Generic name: oxymetazoline
No reviews
Ocu-Zoline
Generic name: naphazoline
No reviews
Ocu-Phrin
Generic name: phenylephrine
No reviews
Neofrin
Generic name: phenylephrine
No reviews
Nazil Ofteno
Generic name: naphazoline
No reviews
Naphcon Forte
Generic name: naphazoline
No reviews
Naphcon (Pro)
Generic name: naphazoline
No reviews
Mydfrin (Pro)
Generic name: phenylephrine
No reviews
Livostin
Generic name: levocabastine
No reviews
Geneyes
Generic name: tetrahydrozoline
No reviews
Geneye Extra
Generic name: tetrahydrozoline
No reviews
Eye Itch Relief
Generic name: ketotifen
No reviews
Eye Allergy Relief
Generic name: naphazoline / pheniramine
No reviews
Emadine (Pro)
Generic name: emedastine
No reviews
Crolom (Pro)
Generic name: cromolyn
No reviews
Clear Eyes Redness Relief
Generic name: naphazoline
No reviews
Claritin Eye
Generic name: ketotifen
No reviews
Altazine
Generic name: tetrahydrozoline
No reviews
Altafrin
Generic name: phenylephrine
No reviews
Alomide (Pro)
Generic name: lodoxamide
2.0
No reviews
Allersol
Generic name: naphazoline
No reviews
Albalon (Pro)
Generic name: naphazoline
No reviews
AK-Dilate
Generic name: phenylephrine
No reviews
AK-Con
Generic name: naphazoline
No reviews
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).

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