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Povidone / tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to povidone/tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic: ophthalmic drops


Ask a doctor or pharmacist if this medicine is safe to use if you have ever had glaucoma.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • eye pain;

  • vision changes;

  • eye redness or irritation that lasts longer than 72 hours; or

  • new or worsening eye symptoms.

Common side effects may include:

  • dilated pupils (may cause blurred vision, or your eyes may be more sensitive to light).

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to povidone / tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic: ophthalmic drops


Frequency not reported: Changes in vision, enlarged pupils, eye irritation, eye pain, eye redness[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Visine Advanced Relief (povidone-tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic)." Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group, New York, NY.

2. "Product Information. Murine Tears Plus (povidone-tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.

3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

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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.