Eye Drops With Oxymetazoline

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replacement for Visine LR

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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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Mickey Says:

Hey, I just found Visine LR at my local Walgreens today! Perhaps they've resumed production.

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rpnaynay Says:

Not all Walgreens carry the visine LR, which means that they are just selling what stock they have left. Not sure why visine stopped making this brand. I don't like anything else. Need the oxymetazoline

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Bones Says:

Only thing that works for my wife...Seems the FDA issued a warning several years ago about kids under 5 DRINKING this... so everyone overreacted and has discontinued it... STUPID STUPID STUPID. If the dumb kids drink it, jail the parents !! So tired of this type action... so make it for ADULTS ONLY.

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mstbd1 Says:

Same here, I have been looking for this for a couple of a
Days now... It is the only eye drops that work for me.

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movinaz Says:

If any one knows who else uses this ingredient in their product please let us know

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Joe Says:

Looked everywhere today, none available, looked online ? $40 a bottle....such bulls***

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missy Says:

I need an eye drop that has Oxymetazoline in it,

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missy Says:

II need eye drip that has Oxymetazoline in it.

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Joe Says:

Sent Visine an email to see what was the issue, and if it was the same as 4 yr ago and they replied with, product is discontinued, but would forward my email to their Marketing Dept..........Yeah Whatever

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Carlos Says:

Afrin nasal spray also uses Oxymatazoline Hydrochloride. Haven't tried it yet but I'm gonna try. It's 0.05% as opposed to the 0.025% level in Visine. It's also about $8 for a 1-ounce bottle so way cheaper than Visine.

Screw Visine and J&J for not listening to their customers.

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movinaz Says:

I've switched to Bausch and Lomb advanced eye relief (Redness instant relief) it has Naphazoline . Doesn't work as well nor last all day but it helps.

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Christina Says:


For everyone on this link, there is another conversation going on in the same exact webpage about Visine LR being discontinued, see:


I have started a petition on change.org to bring this product back, see:


Please sign it if you are inclined and read our current postings on the above link.

Thank you!

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Movinaz Says:

Those conversations on that other page are from 2010

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Rpnaynay Says:

I started using opcon A by Bausch &Lomb. It sorta stings a little, but does work. Contains Naphazoline HCI. I also emailed Visine and they said the same thing: discontinued, but would alert marketing team. Whatevs.

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Alex Says:

Over the weekend I tried Afrin nasal spray that also that contains Oxymatazoline as Carlos mentioned earlier. It worked very well, and it lasted a long time. What worries me is that Afrin not sterilized so I only tried it once. According to a pharmacist that I spoke with, using Afrin is just like putting water in your eyes. That means it's possible to get an infection if bacteria is present. I'm pretty sure I get water in my eyes all the time in the shower. Does anyone know more about the risks?

I also tried Opcon-A (contains Naphazoline) and got decent results. I might use this for the mean time, but I still like Oxymatazoline better.

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Mike Says:

Well, I just shelled out $120 USD for 3 bottles on ebay. Today was my first day in years going without the visine with Oxymetazoline and my eyes are completely red, I look like a monster. I've been using Visine Triple Action today and it does absolutely nothing, in fact might even make it worse. I'm sure I'll be putting the nasal spray in my eyes once these 3 bottles run out.

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Christina Says:


I think we all know and agree that it is outrageous what sellers are charging for remaining bottles of Visine LR! I worry though about putting nasal sprays in my nose. I don't know if this is safe? I will be sending my petition on change.org to Johnson and Johnson soon to ask them to please bring Visine LR back to the market. I don't know if it will help but I feel at least I need to try.

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michael Says:

Hey fellow oxymetazoline users. it feels like a crime to stop making Visine LR and workplace. I've signed the petition. i'm going to call j and j as well. We need an organized social media plan. there must be thousands of others.

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Beth Says:

Re: michael (# 20) Expand Referenced Message

I’m sure the reason for this is the new drug for prosit that is our it’s way expensive. Pharma is trying to epilate an affordable option

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Kerry Says:

Re: kerry (# 107) Expand Referenced Message

Update: Been using this for 5 months now. Just one drop does the trick and still working well.

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Sad Eyes Says:

The funny thing about this forum is we haven't all asked --what is this ailment we all seem to share? I have been to numerous eye doctors and they all say my eyes are basically fine. I get regular checks when I get contact lenses renewed, and always perfect eyes. And yet, when I wake up, my eyes are red and feel terrible. But two drops of the magic Visine LR and I am OK for the whole day. I still have about 10 bottles left, but they are all expired! I wonder what is worse-- using expired LR drops or starting on the Afrin/distilled water mix! Any thoughts?

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Kentuck Says:

I'm finally down to my last bottle of Visine LR. I have already spent hundreds of dollars trying other eyedrops and they all irritate my eyes, even the drops from the eye doctor cause me irritation.
The foreign made eyedrops, Cendo Asthenof and Zoamet both bother my eyes after a few uses. I am desperate for something to use as my eyes get really red, dry, and swollen without the Visine LR. How safe is Afrin and can it be used without diluting it?

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kerry Says:

Can we try putting Iliadin nose drops directly into the eye? Probably works better than spraying...

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Jackie Says:

Has anyone heard anything new on this from Johnson & Johnson or any other company?

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Dman Says:

Bought a bottle of Allergex. So far it's been a week and found it to work exactly the same as the LR. $38.00/15ml. It works for me. Little expensive but I don't like the feel of the tears/Afrin mix which I tried a couple of days. So far very happy.

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Ang Says:

I use Afrin all the time... no problems at all and works great! Thank god. I was in a panic when I knew I couldn't get the VLR anymore. Afrin even works better.

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Mark Says:

Mix that with 50/50 with water and you have eye drops that work like Visine Long Lasting . Again works for me , try at your own risk.

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rerew Says:

I use Oxymetazoline nasal spray @ .05 percent but spray it on my eyes. It's way cheaper and has an airbrushing action. It works. Not that I would ever condone off label usage of any product. Don't try it but it works.

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