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Oxymetazoline ophthalmic Side Effects

Applies to oxymetazoline ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

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.

When this medicine is used for short periods of time at low doses, side effects usually are rare.

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

With overuse or long-term use

  • Increase in irritation or redness of eyes

Symptoms of too much medicine being absorbed into the body

  • Fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
  • headache or lightheadedness
  • nervousness
  • trembling
  • trouble in sleeping

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.

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