The active ingredients tetrahydrozoline
, oxymetazoline or naphazoline are imidazoline derivatives, and they pose serious health repercussions upon consumption.
EyeMo comes in two variants: EyeMo Red Eyes Formula contains tetrahydrozoline
HCI (for red eyes, watery eyes, sore eyes, and itchy eyes) for quick relief of eye redness and minor discomforts caused by irritants; and EyeMo Moisturizing Formula that contains hypromellose (for dry eyes) that lubricates and soothes the eyes, easing eye strain and dryness.
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Ten of the 18 patients (55.6%) were using topical Tetrahydrozoline
hydrochloride (HCl), five (27.8%) were using the topical anesthetic drug 0.5% Proparacaine HCl, one was using (5.5%) topical Proparacaine HCl and Diclofenac sodium, and two workers (11.1%) were using topical Diclofenac sodium (Table 1).
They are oxymetazoline (Visine L.R.), phenylephrine, and tetrahydrozoline
The main ingredient in such drops is usually tetrahydrozoline
. While it has been shown to improve the redness associated with dry eyes after a single use, its effectiveness diminishes over a 10-day period, potentially encouraging overuse of the product.
These include naphazoline hydrochloride (HCL), naphazoline HCL combination products, tetrahydrozoline
HCL, oxymetazoline HCL, and xylometazonline.
Eye drops containing phenylephrine were discontinued in the UK in 2003, but may be accessible over the Internet along with eye drops containing other drugs such as tetrahydrozoline
A common ingredient in eye drops is Tetrahydrozoline
. Side effects can include difficulty breathing, blurred vision and seizures.
Viral conjunctivitis was diagnosed by her student health services, and over-the-counter tetrahydrozoline
hydrochloride eye drops were prescribed.
Small amounts of eyedrops are dangerous if they contain a central [alpha]-adrenergic agonist, such as the imidazoline tetrahydrozoline
Eye drops that contain a decongestant such as tetrahydrozoline
(Visine) can reduce redness, but do nothing to help with the healing.