Mydfrin Phenylephrine Hydrochloride and/or alternatives
Mydfrin 2.5%Manufacturer: Alcon Source Country : Turkey
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Description of Mydfrin
The drug Mydfrin falls under the category of drugs known as mydriatics. The main role of Mydfrin eye drops is to constrict the blood vessels in the eyes. Some other key functions of Mydfrin include enlargement of the pupils, enhancing fluid drainage from the eyes, and curbing fluid production in the eyes. The generic name of Mydfrin is phenylephrine ophthalmic.
Mydfrin is available as an over-the-counter drug, which is mild in terms of strength. It is also available as a prescription drug, which possesses a higher strength.
Indications & Dosage of Mydfrin
The over-the-counter version of Mydfrin is generally indicated for problems like dryness, itching and burning sensations in the eye that occur due to minor irritants. The prescription version of Mydfrin is indicated for constricting the ocular blood vessels in patients suffering from glaucoma or those who are to undergo an eye examination or surgery.
The Mydfrin dosage should be strictly administered as per the doctor’s prescription or recommendations. Contact lens users should be careful as Mydfrin is known to contain a preservative which may discolor contact lenses. Application of the eye drops is rather simple. The head should be tilted back and the lower eyelid should be pulled down. The dropper should be positioned above the eye, and a drop should be squeezed out.
The continuous use of Mydfrin beyond a period of 72 hours is not recommended and may cause severe ocular damage. Discolored eye drops should not be used as they can cause infections. The eye drops should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.
Side effects & Interactions of Mydfrin
Before patients buy Mydfrin, they should be aware of the drug’s side effects. Certain side effects are minor in nature and wear off within a short time. Some of them are:
- Dizziness and headaches;
- Anxiety and nervousness;
- Vision related problems;
- Stinging and burning sensation in the affected eye
Apart from these aforementioned side effects, certain side effects of a more serious nature may also be experienced by Mydfrin patients and may require urgent medical attention. Some of them are:
- Irregular or rapid heart rate;
- High blood pressure symptoms;
- Signs of any severe allergic reactions like rashes, severe breathing issues, hives, itching and swelling in various parts of the body.
Mydfrin, like any other ophthalmic drug, is not expected to interact with other medications. However, the doctor should be consulted before using any of the following substances along with Mydfrin: monoamine oxidase inhibitors like phelzine and isocarboxazid, and beta-blockers like metoprolol and propranolol. Before patients buy Mydfrin, doctors should be notified of any other substances they may be taking to avoid any chances of adverse interactions.
Warnings & Precautions of Mydfrin
Mydfrin should not be used by patients who are allergic to any of its ingredients. Patients with eye infections or those who have just undergone a surgery should also keep away from the drug.
Patients with medical conditions like diabetes, heart issues, asthma or thyroid problems should check with their doctors before using Mydfrin.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before using Mydfrin as it may cause birth defects and pass into breast milk as well.