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Eyebright

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 21, 2019.

What are other common names?

  • E. rostkoviana
  • E. stricta
  • Euphrasia officinalis
  • Euphrasia rostkoviana
  • Euphrasia stricta
  • Euphraisia Eye Bright
  • Eye Bright
  • Luminet

What is this product used for?

Eyebright is used by some people as medicine. Science does not support the use of this product for any health problems.

What are the precautions when taking this product?

  • Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.

  • Do not use this product if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant soon. Use birth control you can trust while taking this product.

  • Do not use this product if you are breastfeeding.

  • Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have:

    • Glaucoma

    • Problems seeing

    • Eye infection

What should I watch for?

  • Upset stomach

  • Runny nose, sneezing, cough

When do I need to call the doctor?

  • Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.

  • Trouble breathing

  • Problems sleeping

  • Sweating for no reason

  • Very hard stools

Last Reviewed Date

2018-04-20

Consumer information use

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