Visine A.C. Side Effects
Generic Name: tetrahydrozoline / zinc sulfate ophthalmic
Note: This document contains side effect information about tetrahydrozoline / zinc sulfate ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Visine A.C..
For the Consumer
Applies to tetrahydrozoline/zinc sulfate ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking tetrahydrozoline/zinc sulfate ophthalmic: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
ongoing or worsening eye redness;
changes in your vision;
chest pain, fast or uneven heart rate; or
Common side effects may include:
mild burning or stinging of the eye;
blurred vision, watery eyes; or
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 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]
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
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.
More about Visine A.C. (tetrahydrozoline / zinc sulfate ophthalmic)
- During Pregnancy
- Dosage Information
- Drug Interactions
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- Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants
Other brands: Visine Totality Multi-Symptom Relief