Sunephrine H Eye Drop

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction of Phenylephrine

Sunephrine H Eye Drop is a prescription medicine used to treat inflammation in the eyes (uveitis). It helps in relaxing the muscles and blood vessels of the eye. This way it relieves pain, itching, discomfort, and irritation caused due to inflammation.

Sunephrine H Eye Drop is best taken with food. Use it in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to get the most benefit from it. Keep using it as prescribed even if your symptoms disappear. Before you take this medicine, let your doctor know about any other medicines you are taking. You should also tell your doctor if you have any problems with your heart, liver, or kidneys.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine include irregular heart beats, high blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, and headache. While you are on treatment with this medicine, do not smoke as it can worsen your symptoms. Drinking alcohol can also effect how the medicine works and should be avoided. It is not recommended for pregnant women, however it may be safe for breastfeeding mothers if the doctor's prescribes it.

Introduction of Atropine

Sunephrine H Eye Drop is a prescription medicine used to treat inflammation in the eyes (uveitis). It helps in relaxing the muscles and blood vessels of the eye. This way it relieves pain, itching, discomfort, and irritation caused due to inflammation.

Sunephrine H Eye Drop is given under the supervision of healthcare professional. Moreover, it may be used in combination with other medicines to reverse the effect of muscle relaxants during surgery. You should always take it as advised by the doctor. It is better to avoid this medication if your suffering from any severe heart disease or urinary retention.

Some people may experience pain at the injection site but this is temporary. Side effects like blurred vision may resist you from driving or doing things that need focus. It may cause tachycardia (increased heart rate) in some cases. Dry mouth is another common side effect. Thus, increase in fluid uptake and maintaining good oral hygiene is advised.

Uses of Phenylephrine

Uses of Atropine


Side effects of Phenylephrine

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Sunephrine H

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache

Side effects of Atropine

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Sunephrine H

  • Dryness in mouth
  • Increased heart rate
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Constipation
  • Blurred vision

How Phenylephrine works

Sunephrine H Eye Drop is a decongestant. It works by narrowing the small blood vessels which provides temporary relief from inflammation (redness and swelling) and discomfort.

How Atropine works

Sunephrine H Eye Drop is an anticholinergic medication. It works by blocking the activity of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine) in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Sunephrine H Eye Drop during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Sunephrine H Eye Drop during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Sunephrine H Eye Drop alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Sunephrine H Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Sunephrine H Eye Drop, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

Phenylephrine

  • Oral phenylephrine should be taken with food
  • Phenylephrine can make you restless, so don't take it too close to bedtime
  • Do not use this medicine without doctor's advice if you are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Smoking may worsen the effect; therefore use of tobacco should be avoided.

Atropine

  • It is given into the veins or muscles under the supervision of a doctor.
  • It may cause blurred vision. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • Avoid taking Atropine if you have urinary retention, high blood pressure, any heart problems or high thyroid hormone level.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice a skin rash, swelling of the face, or tongue and trouble breathing. 
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding. 

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL

Patient Concerns

Patient Concerns

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Uviitis due to herpes 30days ago
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Uveitis takes time to cure. Treatment is long
Treatment of ovaries. Already done cataract operation on both the eye. One eye is out of sight. Not ovaries. That is term u vaties according to the doctors of Assam. Some doctors called it scalerties.
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Uveitis and scleritis are very different diseases. Send pic of your prescription
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FAQs

Phenylephrine

Q. Is it safe to use Phenylephrine?

Yes, Phenylephrine is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients, it may cause side effects like nausea, vomiting, headache, fatigue, dizziness, dryness in the mouth, sleepiness and allergic reaction. If you experience any persistent problem while taking this medication, inform your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Can the use of Phenylephrine cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Phenylephrine can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for sometime and resume once you feel better. Do not drive or use any machines. Consult your doctor if the side effect persist or worsen.

Q. Can the use of Phenylephrine cause nausea and vomiting?

Yes, the use of Phenylephrine can cause nausea and vomiting. To avoid nausea one can take Phenylephrine with milk, food or with antacids. If vomiting occurs, drink plenty of water or other fluids. Talk to your doctor if vomiting persists. You should let your doctor know if you are unable to drink water and there are signs of dehydration, like dark colored and strong-smelling urine and a low frequency of urination. Avoid taking fatty or fried foods along with this medication. Do not take any other medicine without consulting your doctor.
Atropine

Q. Is atropine a controlled substance?

No, it is available as prescription drug

Q. Is atropine a beta blocker /calcium channelblocker/adrenaline/ parasympathomimetic/vasopressor?

No, atropine belongs to class of medication called as anticholinergics or cholinergic antagonist

Q. Is atropine an agonist or antagonist?

Atropine is an antagonist of cholinergic receptors

Q. Is atropine a narcotic drug?

No, it is not a narcotic. However, it is often available in combination with drugs that have abuse potential

Q. Does atropine increase blood pressure/decrease heart rate/sedation/urinary retention/increase contractility?

Atropine decreases heart rate and increases blood pressure; It causes urinary retention as well as decreased contractility of gut and urinary bladder muscles. It does not cause sedation, on the contrary, it causes excitation, sleeplessness and agitation

Q. Does atropine cross placenta?

Yes, small amount of atropine can cause placenta. Always follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use

Q. Does atropine block activity of acetylcholine /nicotinic receptor?

Yes, atropine acts by inhibiting the activity of acetylcholine on muscarinic and nicotinic receptors.

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Country of Origin: India

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