Eyedrops That Work As Well As Visine Lr


Are there other eye drops that use the same ingredients that Visine LR does?

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I just listed this in another post, the active ingredient Oxymetazoline can also be found in Claritin Allergy Relief Eye Drops and in Ocuclear.


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Claritin ophthalmic solution contains as the active ingredient ketotifen

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I noticed that there are other allergy products on the market which contain the same key ingredient as Visine LR called Oxymetazoline. The only thing is that they come as a nasal spray and the proportion of Oxymetazoline is a higher dose.

Here is an example:

Visine LR contained Oxymetazoline HCl 0.025% as the active ingredient along with Benzalkonium Chloride, Boric Acid, Edetate Disodium, Purified Water, Sodium Borate, and Sodium Chloride as the inactive ingredients.

A nasal spray such as Afrin contains Oxymetazoline HCI 0.05% as the active ingredient along with Benzalkonium Chloride Solution, Benzyl Alcohol, Edetate Disodium, Polyethylene Glycol, Povidone, Propylene Glycol, Purified Water, Sodium Phosphate Dibasic, Sodium Phosphate Monobasic as the inactive ingredients.

A saline solution called Advanced Eye Relief Eye Wash made by Bausch & Lomb contains Purified Water as the main ingredient along with Boric Acid, Sodium Borate, Sodium Chloride, Hydrochloric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Edetate Disodium 0.025%, and Sorbic Acid 0.1% as the inactive ingredients.

If you were to mix 2 parts Afrin with 1 part Eye Wash you would essentially dilute it from being 0.05% Oxymetazoline HCl to 0.025%, the same proportion as in the original Visine LR! Just be sure to mix it as accurately as possible (you can use the sterile cup included with the eye wash) and then place the mixture back into a sterile eye drop container which is empty.

Hopefully this will help some of you. Please exercise caution and proceed at your own risk. This is not intended to be medical advice. The above products are available over the counter and aren't expensive at all.

Afrin 12 Hour Nasal Spray

Advanced Eye Relief Eye Wash

Best of luck!

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