Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops

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Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops

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What is Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops

Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops contain active ingredients naphazoline hydrochloride and distilled witch hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana) - therapeutic ingredients to reduce eye redness.

What dose should I choose?

Optrex Bloodshot eye drops are available in this dosage only.

How effective are Optrex Bloodshot eye drops?

The active ingredient is a decongestant which works to decrease redness by encouraging the normal flow of blood in the eyes and witch hazel to reduce inflammation. When used as directed, Optrex Bloodshot eye drops are proven to reduce redness caused by irritants.

How should I take Optrex Bloodshot eye drops?

Optrex Bloodshot eye drops comes in a 10ml bottle which contains Hamamelis Virginiana (distilled witch hazel BPC 12.5% w/v) and naphazoline hydrochloride 0.01% w/v. It is suitable for adults and children over 12 years of age and is only to be used in the eyes. Insert 1-2 drops into each eye 4 times per day or as directed by your doctor. Usage for extended periods may increase redness in the eyes.

Can I buy Optrex Bloodshot eye drops online?

Optrex Bloodshot eye drops do not require a prescription, but buyers must be aged 16 years or older. They are available to order from Click Pharmacy with next day delivery available.

How do Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops work?

The active ingredients Hamamelis Virginiana (distilled witch hazel BPC 12.5% w/v) reduces inflammation of the eye area, and the active ingredient naphazoline hydrochloride 0.01% w/v is a decongestant which decreases the redness by encouraging the normal flow of blood. 

Redness can occur by irritations from smoke, chlorine, fatigue, eye strain and other small particles.

What are the side effects of Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops?

Like all medicines, this medicine may cause side effects. Stop using immediately if the itching, redness and swelling become more severe as you may be allergic to the eye drops. 

Stop using if usage results in pain in the eyes, changes to your vision, there is increased redness or there is no improvement after 24 hours.

If symptoms persist for longer than a few days or become serious, speak to your doctor or pharmacist. Side effects may vary so talk to your doctor or consult our specialists at Click Pharmacy should you require any further advice.

What is the difference between Optrex Bloodshot eye drops and Murine Irritation & Redness Relief eye drops / VISINE Advanced eye drops (0.5oz) 15ml?

Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops and Murine Irritation & Redness Relief Eye Drops both have naphazoline hydrochloride as the same active ingredient which acts as a decongestant and vaso-constrictor and reduces blood flow to the affected area to alleviate irritation. 

VISINE Advanced EYE DROPS (0.5oz) 15ml uses Tetrahydrozoline HCl 0.05% (Redness Reliever) as its active ingredient.

When shouldn’t I use Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops?

Do not use Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops if you are allergic to the active ingredients Hamamelis Virginiana (distilled witch hazel BPC 12.5% w/v) and naphazoline hydrochloride 0.01% w/v or any of the other ingredients of Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops. 

Do not use Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops if you have glaucoma, other eye diseases or have had eye surgery.

Do not use and consult with your doctor if you suffer from any of the following; high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, diabetes, thyroid disorders. 

Speak with your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or are about to start taking any other medicines, particularly; trycyclic antidepressants, digoxin or quinidine, if you have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors in the previous 14 days, are taking medication for high blood pressure (antihypertensive medication) or are using other eye medication or treatments. 

Speak with your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or are likely to become pregnant while using.

What are Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops used for?

Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops are used to reduce redness of the eyes. This redness may be caused by different reasons such as allergies.

What is the active ingredient in Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops?

The active ingredient in Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops is naphazoline hydrochloride. This ingredient is effective at reducing inflammation which causes redness in the eyes.

Do I need a prescription to purchase Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops?

No, you do not require a prescription to purchase Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops. However if you are unsure whether Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops are right for you, you are welcome to book a free consultation with one of our medicine experts.

Can children use Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops?

Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops are suitable for adults and children over the age of 12 years old.

How often should I use Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops?

It is advised to use one to two drops of Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops up to four times a day. You should not exceed more than four doses in one 24 hour period.

Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops?

You should consult with a GP, pharmacist or midwife before using Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding.

Are Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops suitable for everyone to use?

Although Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops are generally safe to use, they are not suitable for everyone to use. You should not use Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops if you have any of the following:

  • Eye surgery
  • Any eye disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid
  • High blood pressure
  • Depression

Can I drive or operate machinery after using Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops?

After using Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops there is a chance you may experience blurred vision as a side effect. This side effect is often temporary, for the duration of this side effect you should not participate in activities such as driving or operating machinery.

What causes redness in the eyes?

Redness can be caused by a number of reasons which usually vary from allergies to irritants. Common causes include the following:

  • Chlorine
  • Smoke
  • Fatigue
  • Eye strain
  • Hay fever
  • Pet allergies
  • Allergies to plants

How should I use Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops?

Prior to using Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops you should wash and thoroughly dry your hands to prevent any germs from spreading. After your hands are dry you should use a fingertip to pull down the eyelid and put in one to two drops of Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops in the lower eyelid. You should then close your eyes for a few seconds to allow the eye drops to settle. You should continue this process with the other eye and repeat 4 times a day.

Like all medicines, after using Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops you will experience a number of side effects. Side effects are often mild and not everyone experiences the same side effects. Common side effects include the following:

  • Watery eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Stinging
  • Burning
  • Itchiness
  • Irritation

If any of these side effects worsen, you should stop using Optrex Bloodshot Eye Drops immediately and seek medical advice from a GP or pharmacist as soon as possible.

Always read the patient information leaflet before starting your treatment. The patient information can be  found here.

Authored by Jana Abelovska

Last reviewed 20 April 2021

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