Tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution
Side effects include:
Ophthalmic: Blurred vision, irritation, mydriasis.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to tetrahydrozoline ophthalmic: compounding powder, ophthalmic solution
Systemic side effects are rare because of the minor extent of absorption after topical application.[Ref]
Ocular side effects have included blurred vision, irritation, mydriasis, conjunctival hyperemia, and blepharoconjunctivitis. Conjunctival application, especially when high concentrations have been used in the elderly, may liberate pigment granules, presumably from the iris.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Collyrium Fresh (tetrahydrozoline)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
2. Soparkar CN, Wilhelmus KR, Koch DD, Wallace GW, Jones DB "Acute and chronic conjunctivitis due to over-the-counter ophthalmic decongestants." Arch Ophthalmol 115 (1997): 34-8
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.
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