Visine A.C. Side Effects
Generic Name: tetrahydrozoline / zinc sulfate ophthalmic
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug tetrahydrozoline / zinc sulfate ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Visine A.C..
For the Consumer
Applies to tetrahydrozoline / zinc sulfate ophthalmic: eye drops
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking tetrahydrozoline / zinc sulfate ophthalmic:
Blurred vision; minor stinging or tingling when the medicine is dropped into the eye.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); changes in vision; eye pain; worsening or persistent eye irritation or redness.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to tetrahydrozoline / zinc sulfate ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution
Ocular side effects have included temporary mydriasis, increased redness, and transient stinging after instillation. Other sympathomimetics have been associated with blurred vision, irritation, lacrimation, increased intraocular pressure, and punctate keratitis. Mydriasis, conjunctival hyperemia, and blepharoconjunctivitis have been reported with tetrahydrozoline.[Ref]
Nervous system side effects associated with ocular sympathomimetic agents have included headache, tremor, trembling, dizziness, nervousness, and drowsiness.[Ref]
Cardiovascular side effects associated with tetrahydrozoline have rarely included palpitations, hypertension, and bradycardia.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Visine A.C. (tetrahydrozoline-zinc ophthalmic)." Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals Group, New York, NY.
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
It is possible that some side effects of Visine A.C. may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
More about Visine A.C. (tetrahydrozoline / zinc sulfate ophthalmic)
- Side Effects
- During Pregnancy
- Dosage Information
- Drug Interactions
- Support Group
- En Español
- 0 Reviews – Add your own review/rating
- Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants
Other brands: Visine Totality Multi-Symptom Relief
Related treatment guides
Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. In addition, the drug information contained herein may be time sensitive and should not be utilized as a reference resource beyond the date hereof. This material does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients, or recommend therapy. This information is a reference resource designed as supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill , knowledge, and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate safety, effectiveness, or appropriateness for any given patient. Drugs.com does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of materials provided. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.