Generic name: tetrahydrozoline and zinc ophthalmic [ TET-ra-hye-DROZ-oh-leen-and-ZINK-off-THAL-mik ]
Brand names: Irritation & Redness Relief, Visine A.C., Visine Multi-Symptom Relief, Visine Totality
Drug class: Ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants
What is Visine Totality?
Tetrahydrozoline is a vasoconstrictor. It works by narrowing swollen blood vessels in the eyes to reduce eye redness.
Zinc is a mineral that is used as an astringent to gently clear proteins and mucus from the outer surface of the eye.
Visine Totality (for the eyes) is a combination medicine used to relieve eye redness and discomfort caused by minor eye irritation.
Visine Totality may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Visine Totality is for temporary relief of minor eye irritation, or to clear mucus build-up from the surface of the eye.
Stop using Visine Totality and call your doctor at once if you have ongoing or worsening eye redness, eye pain, or vision changes.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Visine Totality if you are allergic to it.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have other medical conditions, especially:
- heart disease, high blood pressure;
- a thyroid disorder; or
- an eye injury or infection.
It is not known whether Visine Totality will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether tetrahydrozoline and zinc ophthalmic passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use Visine Totality?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Using the medication too long or too often may worsen your symptoms and cause damage to the blood vessels in your eyes.
Wash your hands before using the eye drops.