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Oxymetazoline ophthalmic Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 27, 2022.

Applies to oxymetazoline ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

Along with its needed effects, oxymetazoline ophthalmic 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 immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking oxymetazoline ophthalmic:

Less common

  • Blurred vision
  • painful irritation of the clear front part of the eye
  • redness of the white part of the eyes or the inside of the eyelids

Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention

Some side effects of oxymetazoline 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

  • Dry eye
  • headache
  • pain at the instillation site

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.