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Common Visine Side Effects


The most commonly reported Visine side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Eye Irritation (56)
Vision Blurred (46)
Mydriasis (32)
Ocular Hyperaemia (29)
Accidental Exposure (29)
Application Site Burn (27)
Eye Pain (23)
Eye Swelling (19)
Product Quality Issue (17)
Headache (17)
Visual Impairment (13)
Somnolence (11)
Application Site Erythema (11)
Corneal Abrasion (10)
Application Site Pain (10)
Eye Disorder (10)
Dyspnoea (10)
Pain (10)
Dry Eye (9)
Dizziness (9)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Visine Side Effects Reported to FDA



Visine Side Effect Report#9644393
Burning Sensation, Dry Skin, Eye Irritation, Thermal Burn
This is a report of a 73-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Visine (dosage: NA, start time:
Sep 12, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Burning Sensation, Dry Skin, Eye Irritation, Thermal Burn after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Visine treatment in female patients, resulting in Burning Sensation side effect.
Visine Side Effect Report#9563891
Malaise, Toxicity To Various Agents, Crime
This report suggests a potential Visine Malaise side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: poisoning and used Visine (dosage: NA) starting
Sep 10, 2013. After starting Visine the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Malaise, Toxicity To Various Agents, CrimeAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Visine demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Malaise, may still occur.
Visine Side Effect Report#9517631
Vision Blurred, Mydriasis
This Vision Blurred problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: eye disorder. On
Aug 31, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Visine Totality Multi-symptom Relief (dosage: 1 Drop Once). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Visine Totality Multi-symptom Relief, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Vision Blurred, MydriasisAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Vision Blurred, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Visine Side Effect Report#9363578
Eye Haemorrhage, Blepharospasm, Application Site Pain
This Eye Haemorrhage side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 79-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: eye pruritus.The patient was prescribed Visine Totality Multi-symptom Relief (drug dosage: 1 Drop In Each Eye), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Visine Totality Multi-symptom Relief the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Eye Haemorrhage, Blepharospasm, Application Site PainThese side effects may potentially be related to Visine Totality Multi-symptom Relief.
Visine Side Effect Report#9284285
Eye Discharge, Eye Disorder, Abnormal Sensation In Eye
This is a report of a 22-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Visine-a Eye Allergy Relief (dosage: NA, start time: 201304), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Eye Discharge, Eye Disorder, Abnormal Sensation In Eye after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Visine-a Eye Allergy Relief treatment in male patients, resulting in Eye Discharge side effect.
Visine Side Effect Report#9201368
Iritis, Foreign Body In Eye, Condition Aggravated, Eye Irritation, Vision Blurred
This report suggests a potential Visine A.c. Iritis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 44-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: asthenopia and used Visine A.c. (dosage: NA) starting
Feb 14, 2013. After starting Visine A.c. the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Iritis, Foreign Body In Eye, Condition Aggravated, Eye Irritation, Vision BlurredAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Visine A.c. demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Iritis, may still occur.
Visine Side Effect Report#9029809
Blister, Ocular Hyperaemia, Eye Irritation, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Dry Eye
This Blister problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Sep 15, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Visine-a Eye Allergy Relief (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Visine-a Eye Allergy Relief, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Blister, Ocular Hyperaemia, Eye Irritation, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Dry EyeAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Blister, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Visine Side Effect Report#8980171
Visual Impairment, Vision Blurred, Eye Pain, Eye Inflammation, Eye Irritation, Eye Pruritus, Lacrimation Increased, Impaired Work Ability
This Visual Impairment side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 48-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: eye irritation.The patient was prescribed Visine Original Redness Relief (drug dosage: Couple Of Drops In Each Eye Three Separate Times), which was initiated on
Oct 30, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Visine Original Redness Relief the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Visual Impairment, Vision Blurred, Eye Pain, Eye Inflammation, Eye Irritation, Eye Pruritus, Lacrimation Increased, Impaired Work AbilityThese side effects may potentially be related to Visine Original Redness Relief.
Visine Side Effect Report#8837876
Conjunctivitis, Eye Irritation, Eye Pain, Visual Acuity Reduced, Adverse Event
This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dry eye,blood cholesterol,hypothyroidism,nutritional support, who was treated with Visine Totality Multi Symptom Relief (dosage: 2 Drops In Each Eye, start time:
May 08, 2012), combined with:
  • Zocor
  • Synthroid
  • Vitamin D3
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Conjunctivitis, Eye Irritation, Eye Pain, Visual Acuity Reduced, Adverse Event after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Visine Totality Multi Symptom Relief treatment in male patients, resulting in Conjunctivitis side effect.
Visine Side Effect Report#8825668
Ocular Hyperaemia, Vision Blurred, Lacrimation Increased, Eye Irritation, Off Label Use, Instillation Site Pain
This report suggests a potential Visine Totality Multi Symptom Relief Ocular Hyperaemia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: lacrimation increased,eye pruritus,multiple allergies and used Visine Totality Multi Symptom Relief (dosage: 1-2 Drops) starting
Aug 03, 2012. After starting Visine Totality Multi Symptom Relief the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Ocular Hyperaemia, Vision Blurred, Lacrimation Increased, Eye Irritation, Off Label Use, Instillation Site PainAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Visine Totality Multi Symptom Relief demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Ocular Hyperaemia, may still occur.
Visine Side Effect Report#8796091
Pharyngeal Oedema, Dyspnoea, Dysphagia, Swelling Face, Eye Swelling
This Pharyngeal Oedema problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 33-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 2007 this consumer started treatment with Visine A.c. (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Levothyroxine
When using Visine A.c., the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pharyngeal Oedema, Dyspnoea, Dysphagia, Swelling Face, Eye SwellingAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pharyngeal Oedema, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Visine Side Effect Report#8785200
Ocular Hyperaemia, Foreign Body Sensation In Eyes, Off Label Use
This Ocular Hyperaemia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 69-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: eye irritation,glaucoma.The patient was prescribed Visine Tears Dry Eye Relief (drug dosage: 1-3 Drops In Each Eye, Every Hour While Awake), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Visine Tears Dry Eye Relief the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Ocular Hyperaemia, Foreign Body Sensation In Eyes, Off Label UseThese side effects may potentially be related to Visine Tears Dry Eye Relief.
Visine Side Effect Report#8728769
Sexual Abuse, Toxicity To Various Agents, Vomiting, Accidental Exposure To Product, Lethargy, Loss Of Consciousness
This is a report of a 16-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: accidental exposure to product, who was treated with Visine (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Alcohol
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Sexual Abuse, Toxicity To Various Agents, Vomiting, Accidental Exposure To Product, Lethargy, Loss Of Consciousness after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Visine treatment in female patients, resulting in Sexual Abuse side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Visine Side Effect Report#8677177
Eye Infection Fungal, Punctate Keratitis
This report suggests a potential Visine Advanced Relief Eye Infection Fungal side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 37-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: foreign body sensation in eyes,ocular hyperaemia,conjunctivitis infective,blood cholesterol and used Visine Advanced Relief (dosage: 1-2 Drops In Left Eye) starting
Jun 25, 2012. After starting Visine Advanced Relief the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Eye Infection Fungal, Punctate KeratitisAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Visine Advanced Relief demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Eye Infection Fungal, may still occur.
Visine Side Effect Report#8439493-1
Blood Pressure Increased, Blood Sodium Decreased, Blood Magnesium Decreased, Ischaemic Stroke, Visual Impairment, Blood Potassium Decreased, Headache
This Blood Pressure Increased problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 76-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Aug 17, 2009 this consumer started treatment with Visine Eye Drops (dosage: 0,05% Op). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Lumigan (Unk)
  • Lumigan (Unk)
  • Amoxicillin (Unk)
  • Metamucil-2 (Unk)
  • Patanol (Unk)
  • Combigan (Unk)
  • Flomax (Unk)
  • Albuterol (Unk)
When using Visine Eye Drops, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Blood Pressure Increased, Blood Sodium Decreased, Blood Magnesium Decreased, Ischaemic Stroke, Visual Impairment, Blood Potassium Decreased, HeadacheThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Blood Pressure Increased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Visine Side Effect Report#8407131-X
Ischaemic Stroke, Visual Impairment, Blood Pressure Increased, Blood Sodium Decreased, Blood Potassium Decreased, Blood Magnesium Decreased, Headache
This Ischaemic Stroke side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 76-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Visine Eye Drops (drug dosage: 0,05% Op), which was initiated on
Aug 17, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Nasonex (Unk)
  • Omeprazole (1 Df, Qd)
  • Avalide (0.5 Df, Unk)
  • Aspirin (Unk)
  • Lumigan (Unk)
  • Losartan Potassium (Unk)
  • Nexavar (400 Mg, Bid)
  • Metamucil-2 (Unk)
.After starting to take Visine Eye Drops the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Ischaemic Stroke, Visual Impairment, Blood Pressure Increased, Blood Sodium Decreased, Blood Potassium Decreased, Blood Magnesium Decreased, HeadacheThese side effects may potentially be related to Visine Eye Drops. The patient was hospitalized.
Visine Side Effect Report#8406920-5
Holmes-adie Pupil
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dry eye, who was treated with Visine Eye Drops (dosage: 1-2 Drops In Each Eye, start time:
Apr 01, 2012), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Holmes-adie Pupil after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Visine Eye Drops treatment in female patients, resulting in Holmes-adie Pupil side effect.
Visine Side Effect Report#8367009-7
Mydriasis, Vision Blurred
This report suggests a potential Visine-a Mydriasis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 34-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: eye disorder,dry eye and used Visine-a (dosage: Two Drops) starting
May 09, 2012. After starting Visine-a the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Mydriasis, Vision BlurredAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Visine-a demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Mydriasis, may still occur.
Visine Side Effect Report#8361694-1
Holmes-adie Pupil
This Holmes-adie Pupil problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dry eye. On
Apr 01, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Visine Eye Drops (dosage: 1-2 Drops In Each Eye). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Visine Eye Drops, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Holmes-adie PupilAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Holmes-adie Pupil, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Visine Side Effect Report#8329958-5
Chemical Injury
This Chemical Injury side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 59-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: dry eye.The patient was prescribed Visine Eye Drops (drug dosage: 1 Or 2 Drops In Each Eye), which was initiated on
Apr 18, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Visine Eye Drops the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Chemical InjuryThese side effects may potentially be related to Visine Eye Drops.
Visine Side Effect Report#8323226-3
Vision Blurred, Eye Swelling, Eye Irritation, Ocular Hyperaemia, Abnormal Sensation In Eye, Eye Pain, Eye Discharge, Off Label Use
This is a report of a 26-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: dry eye, who was treated with Visine Eye Drops (dosage: 1 Drop In Left Eye, start time:
Apr 10, 2012), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Vision Blurred, Eye Swelling, Eye Irritation, Ocular Hyperaemia, Abnormal Sensation In Eye, Eye Pain, Eye Discharge, Off Label Use after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Visine Eye Drops treatment in male patients, resulting in Vision Blurred side effect.
Visine Side Effect Report#8321127-8
Eye Burns, Eye Irritation
This report suggests a potential Visine-a Eye Burns side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 23-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Visine-a (dosage: 1 Drop In Left Eye) starting
Apr 08, 2012. After starting Visine-a the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Eye Burns, Eye IrritationAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Allegra (1 Tablet)
Although Visine-a demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Eye Burns, may still occur.
Visine Side Effect Report#8306197-5
Eye Irritation, Vision Blurred, Accidental Exposure
This Eye Irritation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: dry eye,accidental exposure. On
Feb 23, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Visine Eye Drops (dosage: Prn). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Phenylephrine Hcl (Two Drops, Once)
When using Visine Eye Drops, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Eye Irritation, Vision Blurred, Accidental ExposureAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Eye Irritation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Visine Side Effect Report#8211726-6
Application Site Irritation, Application Site Vesicles, Application Site Pain
This Application Site Irritation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 52-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: eye irritation,depression,ocular hyperaemia,diabetes mellitus,blood cholesterol increased.The patient was prescribed Visine-a (drug dosage: Two To Three Drops, Twice), which was initiated on
Jan 01, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Zoloft (For Five Years)
.After starting to take Visine-a the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Application Site Irritation, Application Site Vesicles, Application Site PainThese side effects may potentially be related to Visine-a.
Visine Side Effect Report#8202608-4
Accidental Exposure, Diarrhoea, Dizziness
This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Visine Ii Eye Drops (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Accidental Exposure, Diarrhoea, Dizziness after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Visine Ii Eye Drops treatment in male patients, resulting in Accidental Exposure side effect.


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The appearance of Visine on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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What are common Visine Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Eye Irritation 31
Vision Blurred 26
Mydriasis 22
Ocular Hyperaemia 19
Application Site Burn 17
Accidental Exposure 16
Eye Pain 15
Eye Swelling 12
Headache 11
Pain 10

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    Visine Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC42002-200
    TypeHUMAN OTC DRUG
    Proprietary NameVisine A Multi-Action Eye Allergy Relief
    NameNaphazoline Hydrochloride and Pheniramine Maleate
    Dosage FormLIQUID
    RouteOPHTHALMIC
    On market since20101215
    LabelerJohnson & Johnson Healthcare Products, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)NAPHAZOLINE HYDROCHLORIDE; PHENIRAMINE MALEATE
    Strength(s).25; 3
    Unit(s)mg/mL; mg/mL
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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 258

    Visine safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 2

    Reported hospitalizations: 15

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