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SUNEPHRINE H EYE DROP

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Composition FOR SUNEPHRINE H

Phenylephrine(5%),Atropine(1%)

food interaction for SUNEPHRINE H

alcohol interaction for SUNEPHRINE H

pregnancy interaction for SUNEPHRINE H

lactation interaction for SUNEPHRINE H

medicine interaction for SUNEPHRINE H

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No interaction found
No interaction found
Sunephrine h 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
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR SUNEPHRINE H

Phenylephrine(5%)

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, Headache, Vomiting
Atropine(1%)

Uses

Atropine is used in the treatment of bradycardia and inflammation of the uvea (middle layer of the eye between the sclera and the retina)

How it works

Atropine belongs to class of medication called as anticholinergic drugs. It acts by blocking the activity chemicals (acetylcholine) in the body, thereby producing effects such as reduction of salivary and other body secretions, relief of abdominal pain due to cramps, increase in the heart rate, and widening of the pupil.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Confusion, Dry mouth, Dry skin, Difficulty in urination, Eye irritation, Eyelid swelling, Altered heart rate, Eye redness, Skin redness, Tachycardia, Blurred vision, Photosensitivity, Fever

SUBSTITUTES FOR SUNEPHRINE H

No substitutes found

Expert advice FOR SUNEPHRINE H

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions FOR SUNEPHRINE H

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.

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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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)