Need Help Finding Visine Lr Or Similar

Magui Says:

Been searching for Visine LR and cannot find it anywhere. HELP! Where can I find it?

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mike Says:

I found some on MedShopExpress but I heard this was not a reliable website. I placed an order for 2 but i am not optimistic that I will actually receive them. Good luck

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Holly Says:

I still can't find Visine LR. I've checked all on-line options and my local stores in Northern California. I'd appreciate any tips. I'm very dependent on this product. It's all that helps me anymore.

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Redeye Says:

I was able to get an equivalent to these eye drops made at a compounding pharmacy. I went to Compounded Solutions in Pharmacy. Their phone number is 203-268-4964. Hope this helps!!

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Verwon Says:

From what I can discover, it seems it has been discontinued, however, on their website, they list the active ingredient as being Oxymetazoline.

Ironically, it is not used in any of their other products.

I am not finding a lot of over the counter products that contain it, however, Claritin Eye Allergy Relief Drops have it and so does Ocuclear.


Is there anything else I can help with?

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Tracey Says:

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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Doctor Lump Says:

Mixing Afrin and Eye Wash to put in your eyes is a Bad Idea. While I'm OK with the general idea of equivalence and using off label, Afrin and Visine LR are NOT the same. Same active, sure, but the inactives aren't innocuous. Benzyl Alcohol, in your eye? Ever get beer in your eye? Stings like Hell is an understatement. And Lord knows what Povidone is. Folks, you really need to know what you're doing if you go this route. For example, Sominex and Benedryl are both the same active, and they are both oral, so that would be fine.

I ordered eye drops that are equivalent to Visine LR at It's called Visine Workplace and is exactly the same as the USA LR product. Ordered it last Wed and got it Monday in TX, and that was with standard shipping. Good Luck!

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Roy Says:

Thank you for the clarification Dr Lump :) !

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