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AK-Con Side Effects

Generic name: naphazoline ophthalmic

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 25, 2022.

Note: This document contains side effect information about naphazoline ophthalmic. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name AK-Con.

Applies to naphazoline ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution.

Serious side effects of AK-Con

Along with its needed effects, naphazoline ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in AK-Con) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking naphazoline ophthalmic:

With overuse or long-term use

  • Increase in eye irritation

Symptoms of too much medicine being absorbed into the body

  • Dizziness
  • headache
  • increased sweating
  • nausea
  • nervousness
  • weakness

Symptoms of overdose

  • Decrease in body temperature
  • drowsiness
  • slow heartbeat
  • weakness (severe)

Other side effects of AK-Con

Some side effects of naphazoline ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common or rare

  • Blurred vision
  • large pupils

Further information

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

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.