naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic (Clear Eyes ACR, Clear Eyes Max Itchy Eye Relief)

Brand Names: Clear Eyes ACR, Clear Eyes Max Itchy Eye Relief

Generic Name: naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic

What is naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic (Clear Eyes ACR, Clear Eyes Max Itchy Eye Relief)?

Naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic (for the eyes) is a combination medicine used for temporary relief of minor eye irritation such as redness, dryness, or burning. This medication is also used to clear mucus build-up on the outer surface of the eye caused by dust, pollen, or smoke.

Naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic (Clear Eyes ACR, Clear Eyes Max Itchy Eye Relief)?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using the medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • ongoing or worsening eye redness;
  • eye pain; or
  • changes in your vision.

Common side effects may include:

  • mild burning or stinging of the eye;
  • blurred vision; or
  • watery eyes.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic (Clear Eyes ACR, Clear Eyes Max Itchy Eye Relief)?

Follow all directions on the medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic (Clear Eyes ACR, Clear Eyes Max Itchy Eye Relief)?

You should not use naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic if you are allergic to it.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if this medicine is safe to use if you have ever had glaucoma.

Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

How should I use naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic (Clear Eyes ACR, Clear Eyes Max Itchy Eye Relief)?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.

Using the medication too long or too often may worsen your symptoms and cause damage to the blood vessels in your eyes.

Wash your hands before using eye medication.

To apply the eye drops: Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper above the eye and squeeze a drop into this pocket. Close your eyes for 1 or 2 minutes.

Use only the number of drops your doctor has prescribed.

Do not touch the tip of the eye dropper or place it directly on your eye. A contaminated dropper can infect your eye, which could lead to serious vision problems.

Do not use the eye drops if the liquid looks cloudy or has changed colors.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 72 hours.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.

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What happens if I miss a dose (Clear Eyes ACR, Clear Eyes Max Itchy Eye Relief)?

Since this medicine is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. Skip any missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose (Clear Eyes ACR, Clear Eyes Max Itchy Eye Relief)?

An overdose of naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic is not expected to be dangerous. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.

Keep this medicine out of the reach of children. Certain eye medications can cause serious medical problems in a young child who accidentally sucks on or swallows medicine from the eye dropper.

What should I avoid while using naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic (Clear Eyes ACR, Clear Eyes Max Itchy Eye Relief)?

Do not use while wearing soft contact lenses. This medicine may contain a preservative that could permanently stain the lenses. Use the medicine at least 15 minutes before inserting your contact lenses.

What other drugs will affect naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic (Clear Eyes ACR, Clear Eyes Max Itchy Eye Relief)?

Medicine used in the eyes is not likely to be affected by other drugs you use. But many drugs can interact with each other. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic with any other medications, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Where can I get more information (Clear Eyes ACR, Clear Eyes Max Itchy Eye Relief)?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about naphazoline and zinc ophthalmic.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Reviewed on 11/15/2021

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