tetrahydrozoline and zinc ophthalmic (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using tetrahydrozoline and zinc ophthalmic (Irritation & Redness Relief, Visine A.C., Visine Multi-Symptom Relief)?
If you have narrow-angle glaucoma, do not use tetrahydrozoline and zinc ophthalmic without medical advice.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you have:
It is not known whether tetrahydrozoline and zinc is harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without medical advice if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether tetrahydrozoline and zinc passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use tetrahydrozoline and zinc ophthalmic (Irritation & Redness Relief, Visine A.C., Visine Multi-Symptom Relief)?
Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.
Do not use this medication while wearing contact lenses. Tetrahydrozoline and zinc ophthalmic may contain a preservative that can discolor soft contact lenses. Wait at least 15 minutes after using tetrahydrozoline and zinc ophthalmic before putting your contact lenses in.
Wash your hands before using the eye drops.
To apply the eye drops:
Do not use this medication for longer than 72 hours in a row without a doctor's advice. Long-term use of tetrahydrozoline and zinc ophthalmic could damage the blood vessels in your eyes. Contact your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse while using this medication.
Do not use the eye drops if the liquid has changed colors or looks cloudy. Call your doctor for a new prescription.
Store at room temperature away from heat and moisture. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
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