Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Conjunctival decongestant
Adult: As 0.05% tetryzoline hydrochloride solution: Instill 1-2 drops into the affected eye(s) 4 times daily.
Special Precautions
Patient with CV disease (e.g. hypertension, coronary artery disease), diabetes, narrow-angle glaucoma, hyperthyroidism. Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Cardiac disorders: Palpitations, tachycardia.
Eye disorders: Blurred vision, eye irritation, mydriasis, rebound congestion (prolonged use).
General disorders and administration site conditions: Weakness, sweating.
Nervous system disorders: Headache, tremor.
Vascular disorders: Hypertension.
Patient Counseling Information
Remove contact lenses prior to ophthalmic administration and reinsert after 10 minutes.
Description: Tetryzoline is an α-adrenergic receptor agonist. The exact mechanism of action has not been fully elucidated, but it is believed to cause vasoconstriction by stimulating arterioles of the conjunctiva.
Synonym: tetrahydrozoline.
Onset: Within few minutes.
Duration: 4-8 hours.
Chemical Structure

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Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Database. Tetrahydrozoline, CID=5419, https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Tetrahydrozoline (accessed on Jan. 23, 2020)

Store between 15-25°C.
MIMS Class
Other Eye Preparations
ATC Classification
S01GA02 - tetryzoline ; Belongs to the class of sympathomimetics used as ophthalmologic decongestants.
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