Naphcon-A Eye Drops is a medication used to relieve eye redness and itchiness caused by allergies. It is a combination of two active ingredients: naphazoline hydrochloride and pheniramine maleate. Naphazoline hydrochloride is a decongestant that works by narrowing the blood vessels in the eye, which helps to reduce redness and swelling. Pheniramine maleate is an antihistamine that works by blocking histamine, a substance that is released by the body during an allergic reaction, and helps to relieve itchiness.
To use Naphcon-A Eye Drops, wash your hands thoroughly and tilt your head back. Using clean fingers, gently pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the bottle of eye drops upside down and squeeze one or two drops into the pocket. Close your eyes and gently press your finger against the inner corner of your eye for about one minute. This will help to prevent the medication from draining into your tear duct and being absorbed by your body.
Naphcon-A Eye Drops are typically used up to four times a day, or as directed by your doctor. However, it is important to use them only as directed, as overuse or misuse of the medication can lead to side effects such as eye dryness, irritation, and blurred vision. If your symptoms do not improve after a few days of treatment, or if they worsen, consult your doctor.