It is a vasoconstrictor . It acts on some receptors present in the musculature of the blood vessels , causing the narrowing of the latter.
What is Nafazolina used for?
Nafazolin favors the reduction of nose and eye irritation caused by airway problems (for example sinusitis, pharyngitis and allergic rhinitis ) or by irritating agents such as dust, wind, smoke and atmospheric pollutants. It can also be used to relieve tired eyes from intense work .
How is Nafazolina taken?
It can be administered as eye drops and sprays .
Side effects of Nafazolina
Possible side effects of Nafazolin include:
- in the case of eye drops , dilation of the pupils, bad eyes and vision problems. In the latter two cases, it is best to notify the doctor immediately
- in the case of the nasal spray , nose irritations. On the other hand, side effects such as hypertension, tachycardias, insomnia and tremors are less frequent
Contraindications and warnings on the use of Nafazolin
If contact lenses are worn, Nafazoline-based eye drops should only be administered after removing them and wait at least 15 minutes before putting them back .
Before using Nafazolina it is always better to consult your doctor in the presence of:
- allergy to the active ingredient of the excipients of the medicine;
- under 12 years of age ;
- glaucoma, iris inflammations, corneal lesions, serious pathologies or continuous eye problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disorders, hyperthyroidism;
- taking other medications or medicines;
- pregnancy or breastfeeding .
It is also best to remember that Nafazolin eye drops can temporarily blur your vision , making it dangerous to drive or operate dangerous machinery. Finally, it is best to tell your doctor if you are planning an eye surgery or under general anesthesia .