Prefrin 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 Prefrin.
Applies to phenylephrine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution
As well as its needed effects, phenylephrine ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Prefrin) 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 Prefrin may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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