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RED RID 0.05%/0.12% EYE DROPS

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Composition for RED RID

Naphazoline(0.05%),Phenylephrine(0.12%)

food interaction for RED RID

alcohol interaction for RED RID

pregnancy interaction for RED RID

lactation interaction for RED RID

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Red rid 0.05%/0.12% eye drops 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
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for RED RID

Naphazoline(0.05%)

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
Phenylephrine(0.12%)

Uses

Phenylephrine is used in the treatment of inflammation of the uvea (middle layer of the eye between the sclera and the retina), rhinitis (common cold) and pupil dilation.

How it works

Phenylephrine stimulates receptors on blood vessels and leads to constriction of blood vessels. This leads to decrease in the flow of blood in the blood vessels of nose, which in turn relieves nasal congestion.

Common side effects

Nausea, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Difficulty in urination, Facial swelling, Headache, Increased blood pressure, Loss of appetite, Rash, Restlessness, Tachycardia, Heart rate irregular

SUBSTITUTES for RED RID

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  • I BORIC 0.05%/0.12% EYE DROP
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    Rs. 5.80/ML of eye drop
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  • SUNKUL 0.05%/0.12% EYE DROPS
    (10 ML eye drop in packet)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 2.86/ML of eye drop
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    Rs. 28.65
    save 14% more per ML of eye drop
  • MOLIKUL 0.05%/0.12% EYE DROPS
    (10 ML eye drop in packet)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 1.49/ML of eye drop
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    Rs. 14.93
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Expert advice for RED RID

• 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 RED RID

Naphazoline

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

Phenylephrine

Q.Is phenylephrine an antibiotic/a stimulant/an NSAID/ does phenylephrine work/ does phenylephrine makes your nose run/ does phenylephrine has aspirin in it?
Phenylephrine is not an antibiotic, stimulant, NSAID, but a decongestant and is used to relieve blocked nose. Phenylephrine works for most of the patients if taken as recommended. It does not have aspirin in it

Q.Can i take phenylephrine with ibuprofen/pseudoephedrine/citalopram/Nyquil/ acetaminophen/ dextromethorphan/ Zyrtec/ Flonase/ Advil?
Drug interaction with any of the above mentioned drugs is not documented, but it can occur. Always follow your doctor’s advice before taking any medicine with phenylephrine

Q.Can i take phenylephrine with high blood pressure?
Do not take phenylephrine with high blood pressure

Q.Is phenylephrine the same as Sudafed?
No, phenylephrine is not same as Sudafed which contains pseudoephedrine.

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Content on this page was last updated on 21 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)