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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Imaze eye drop may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Imaze eye drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Imaze eye drop is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for IMAZE

Naphazoline(0.1% w/v)

Uses

Naphazoline is used in the treatment of rhinitis (common cold) and conjunctivitis.

How it works

Naphazoline nitrate belongs to a class of medication called alpha 2 agonist. It works by temporarily narrowing swollen blood vessels and reduces swelling of mucous membrane in the nose to relieve congestion or irritation.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Headache, Increased intraocular pressure, Dilation of the pupil of the eye, Tingling sensation
Methylcellulose(0.1% w/v)

Uses

Methylcellulose is used in the treatment of constipation.

How it works

Methylcellulose belongs to a class of drugs named bulk-forming laxatives. It works by absorbing water and swelling in the intestines. This helps the stool to form the bulk necessary to be easily passed. It also gives a feeling of fullness which can help to reduce the appetite for food.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal bloating, Abdominal distension, Diarrhoea, Fluid retention
Chlorpheniramine(0.01% w/v)

Uses

Chlorpheniramine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How it works

Chlorpheniramine belongs to class of medications called antihistamines. It acts by blocking a natural chemical (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. Histamine is responsible for many symptoms of allergy. 

Common side effects

Nausea, Constipation, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Dry throat, Dry skin, Headache, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Loss of appetite, Nasal congestion, Chest congestion, Vomiting
Boric Acid(1.25% w/v)

Uses

Boric Acid is used to prevent infections.

How it works

Boric acid belongs to class of drugs called antiseptics. It can weakly inhibit bacterial and fungal growth. It irrigates the eyes, cleanses, refreshes and soothes the irritated eyes; and help in removal of loose foreign material, air pollutants or chlorinated water.

Common side effects

Liver enzyme increased, Abdominal pain, Allergic reaction, Burning sensation, Irritation, Cns stimulation, Central nervous system depression, Diarrhoea, Rash, Vomiting
Sodium Chloride(0.05% w/v)

Uses

Sodium Chloride is used in short term fluid replacement after trauma, dehydration and irrigation solution for eye/nose.

How it works

Sodium chloride belongs to the class of medications called electrolytes or osmotic agents. It works by controlling fluid and electrolyte balance and increases water retention (by regulating osmotic pressure), thereby increasing water content in the body. It also plays an important role in maintenance of acid-base balance of body fluids.

Common side effects

Application site redness of skin, Application site irritation, Increased sodium level in blood, Decreased sodium level in blood, Injection-site reactions, Injection site swelling, Chills, Fever
Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate(0.012% w/v)

Uses

Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Zinc supplementation has been shown to reduce the duration and severity of diarrhea in populations of children with a high incidence of zinc deficiency, and also to reduce the frequency of recurrences in the subsequent 2-3 months.

Common side effects

Menthol(0.0025% w/v)

Uses

Menthol is used in the treatment of dermatitis (skin rash or irritation), itching and eczema (red and itchy skin).

How it works

Menthol primarily activates the cold-sensitive TRPM8 receptors in the skin. Menthol, after topical application, causes a feeling of coolness due to stimulation of 'cold' receptors by inhibiting Ca++ currents of neuronal membranes. It may also yield analgesic properties via kappa-opioid receptor agonism.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Abdominal pain, Coma, Apnea (absence of breathing), Altered heart rate, Vertigo, Balance disorder (loss of balance), Contact dermatitis, Drowsiness
Camphor(0.0025% w/v)

Uses

Camphor is used in the treatment of dermatitis (skin rash or irritation), itching and eczema (red and itchy skin).

How it works

Camphor belongs to the class of medicines called rubefacients/antitussives. When applied to the skin, it increases blood flow and local temperature of the affected area which suppresses and temporarily relieves pain sensations. It also eases cough, nasal/throat irritation by moistening air passages when used along with steam.

Common side effects

Irritation of ear, Allergic skin rash

SUBSTITUTES for IMAZE

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Expert advice for IMAZE

• Seek medical advice if the symptoms persist or worsen after 3 days of treatment.
• Avoid prolonged use of medication as it may affect normal mucosal layer of nose and can cause loss of sensation of smell. 
• Seek immediate medical attention if you experience chest pain, fast/ irregular heart beat; severe headache, sweating, blurred vision, ringing in ears, anxiety, confusion, or breathlessness.
• Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Should not be given to patients allergic to naphazoline nasal or any of its ingredients.
• Should not be given to children < 12 years
• Should not be given to patients with heart disease, diabetes, depression, disorders related to thyroid glands.
• Should not be given to patients with high blood pressure and taking medication for the same.

Frequently asked questions for IMAZE

Naphazoline

Q.Is Naphazoline safe?
Naphazoline is safe if taken at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

Methylcellulose

Q.Does hydroxypropyl methylcellulose contain soy?
No, it doesn't contain soy

Q.Is methylcellulose natural and gluten free?
Yes, it is natural and gluten free

Q.Is methylcellulose soluble or insoluble?
Methylcellulose is insoluble

Q.Does methylcellulose reduce cholesterol?
No, it doesn't reduce cholesterol.

Chlorpheniramine

Q.Does chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate cause increase in blood pressure/ drowsy/non drowsy/sedating/get you high/keep you awake/sleepiness/make you tired/weight gain?
Chlorpheniramine causing these side effects is common or rare. Always consult your doctor, if you experience any of these side effects

Q.Is chlorpheniramine like Benadryl?
No, chlorpheniramine is different from Benadryl

Q.Is chlorpheniramine prescription?
Yes, it is available with doctor’s prescription only

Q.Can I take chlorpheniramine or chlorpheniramine maleate with Panadol/ cetirizine /Zyrtec/ Allegra/ warfarin/ diphenhydramine/ ibuprofen/Claritin/guaifenesin/Benadryl?
Yes, but taking other medicines may alter the effects of chlorpheniramine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q.Does chlorpheniramine contain aspirin?
No, it does not contain aspirin in it. Chlorpheniramine is a different drug than aspirin.

Sodium Chloride

Q.Is sodium chloride soluble in water?
Sodium chloride is soluble in water

Q.Is sodium chloride acidic or basic?
Sodium chloride is a neutral salt (neither acidic nor basic)

Q.Is sodium chloride ionic or covalent?
Sodium chloride is an example of ionic bonding, where the molecule is formed by ionization of participating atoms and attraction between them

Q.Does sodium chloride expire?
Normally, sodium chloride does not have an expiry date if stored under appropriate conditions

Q.Is sodium chloride polar?
Sodium chloride is ionic, which is considered highly polar

Q.Is sodium chloride an antioxidant?
Sodium chloride does not possess antioxidant property.

Camphor

Q.Is camphor edible?
Edible camphor is different from the chemically made camphor. Camphor used in cooking is ‘edible camphor'

Q.Is camphor poisonous?
Yes, if camphor is applied to broken skin, it can enter the body quickly and reach concentrations that are high enough to cause poisoning. Overdose of camphor can result in poisoning.

Q.Is camphor saturated or unsaturated?
Camphor is unsaturated

Q.Is camphor soluble in water?
No, camphor is not soluble in water.

Q.Is camphor and naphthalene same?
No, camphor and naphthalene are not same.

Q.Does camphor cause cancer?
There is no scientific information available which confirms that camphor causes cancer.

Q.Does camphor burn with a flame?
Yes, camphor releases hydrocarbon gases that will burn and releases flame.

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Content on this page was last updated on 29 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)