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Clear Eyes ACR

Generic name: naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic (na FAZ oh leen and ZINK off THAL mik)
Brand name: Clear Eyes ACR
Drug class: Ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Oct 7, 2020. Written by Cerner Multum.

What is Clear Eyes ACR?

Clear Eyes ACR (for the eyes) is a combination medicine used for temporary relief of minor eye irritation such as redness, dryness, or burning. This medication is also used to clear mucus build-up on the outer surface of the eye caused by dust, pollen, or smoke.

Clear Eyes ACR may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Warnings

Follow all directions on the medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use Clear Eyes ACR if you are allergic to it.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if Clear Eyes ACR is safe to use if you have ever had glaucoma.

Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How should I use Clear Eyes ACR?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.

Using the medication too long or too often may worsen your symptoms and cause damage to the blood vessels in your eyes.

Wash your hands before using eye medication.

To apply the eye drops: Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper above the eye and squeeze a drop into this pocket. Close your eyes for 1 or 2 minutes.

Use only the number of drops your doctor has prescribed.

Do not touch the tip of the eye dropper or place it directly on your eye. A contaminated dropper can infect your eye, which could lead to serious vision problems.

Do not use the eye drops if the liquid looks cloudy or has changed colors.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 72 hours.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since Clear Eyes ACR is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. Skip any missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

An overdose of Clear Eyes ACR is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.

Keep this medicine out of the reach of children. Certain eye medications can cause serious medical problems in a young child who accidentally sucks on or swallows medicine from the eye dropper.

What should I avoid while using naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic?

Do not use while wearing soft contact lenses. Clear Eyes ACR may contain a preservative that could permanently stain the lenses. Use the medicine at least 15 minutes before inserting your contact lenses.

Clear Eyes ACR side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using the medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

Common side effects may include:

  • mild burning or stinging of the eye;

  • blurred vision; or

  • watery eyes.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Clear Eyes ACR?

Medicine used in the eyes is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use. But many drugs can interact with each other. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using Clear Eyes ACR with any other medications, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

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Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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