Medically reviewed by Oliinyk Elizabeth Ivanovna, PharmD. Last updated on 2020-04-06
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WHAT ALERGOFTAL IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
It contains as active substances: naphazoline, with decongestant action (produces vasoconstriction or narrowing of the visible blood vessels of the eye) and antazoline, with antiallergic action.
Alergoftal is indicated for: temporary relief of allergic conjunctivitis, with manifestations such as redness, irritation, itching, burning and tearing, after contact with the allergen, such as: pollen, dust mites, tobacco smoke, sunlight, other agents.
HOW TO TAKE ALERGOFTAL
Follow exactly the instructions for taking the medicine in this leaflet or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. If in doubt ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Ophthalmic route (administration into the eyes).
The recommended dose is:
- Adults: instill 1 or 2 drops in the affected eye 3 to 4 times a day, depending on the intensity of the symptoms.
The duration of treatment should not be more than 3-5 days.
If the symptoms do not resolve or worsen after 3 days of use, you should consult the doctor who will examine the condition of your eyes.
Use in children
Tolergoftal it should not be used in children.
Instructions for the correct administration of the drug
With your head tilted back, separate the lower eyelash down and drop the drops into the conjunctival sac (space between the eye and the eyelash), while directing your gaze upward. Close your eyes gently and keep them closed for a few seconds.
Wait at least 5 minutes before using other ophthalmic medications.
If you use more Alergoftal from which you must
Due to the characteristics of this drug is not expected intoxication phenomenon with topical use at recomendadas.
In case of accidental ingestion of the contents of a container, specialin children, signs of central nervous system (CNS) involvement such as major sedation, CNS depression, decreased body temperature, and coma may appear.
With very high doses of naphazoline, side effects on the heart or circulation may occur, such as palpitations, high blood pressure that may be followed by hypotension (low blood pressure), other side effects may be: headache, dizziness, drowsiness and insomnia.
Other symptoms that may appear if the drug is accidentally ingested, especially by children, are: nausea, vomiting, lethargy, shortness of breath, etc.
In case of overdose or accidental ingestion, immediately consult your doctor or pharmacist or go to a medical center, or call the toxicological Information Service, Phone 91 562 04 20, indicating the medicine and the amount ingested.
If you forgot to use Alergoftal
Do not use a double dose to make up for forgotten doses.
If you have any other questions about the use of this medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist.