Neofrin Side Effects
Generic Name: phenylephrine ophthalmic
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug phenylephrine ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Neofrin.
Applies to phenylephrine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution
As well as its needed effects, phenylephrine ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Neofrin) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking phenylephrine ophthalmic, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:Symptoms of too much medicine being absorbed into the body - Less common with 10% solution; rare with 2.5% or weaker solution
- fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
- increased sweating
- increase in blood pressure
Minor Side Effects
Some phenylephrine ophthalmic side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:More common with 2.5 or 10% solution
- Burning or stinging of eyes
- headache or browache
- sensitivity of eyes to light
- watering of eyes
- Eye irritation not present before use of this medicine
It is possible that some side effects of Neofrin may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
More about Neofrin (phenylephrine ophthalmic)
Related treatment guides
Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. In addition, the drug information contained herein may be time sensitive and should not be utilized as a reference resource beyond the date hereof. This material does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients, or recommend therapy. This information is a reference resource designed as supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill , knowledge, and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate safety, effectiveness, or appropriateness for any given patient. Drugs.com does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of materials provided. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.