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Murine Irritation & Redness – how it works

Murine® irritation & redness relief eye drops (a pharmacy medicine) provide fast acting, long lasting relief for sore, irritated and red eyes.  It’s key ingredient, naphazoline, clears redness by rapidly reducing swollen blood vessels on the surface of the eye.

When to use

Murine® irritation & redness relief eye drops are used to clear redness and soothe eyes which have been irritated by, for example, dusty atmospheres, wind, swimming, smoke, air pollutants and close work such as reading and computer use. It is fast acting and long lasting.

Murine® irritation & redness relief eye drops soothes your eyes so you can face the day without red and irritated eyes.

Caution: Not for use if you suffer from any serious eye diseases. Always read the label.

Other advice for treating red, irritated eyes from our experts

  • Protect your eyes - Often when customers come in store with irritated or red eyes it is because they have been working outside or in a dusty environment. Try rinsing the eyes with saline or a lubricating eye drop to wash the irritant away. But to prevent this from occurring, wearing suitable eye protection or wrap-around glasses can help minimise irritation.
  • Wear eye protection - Strong chemicals with strong fumes can cause the eyes to become irritated, again where possible, wear suitable eye protection.
  • Take regular breaks - driving for long periods of time or again being in front of a computer screen, television or monitor can contribute to red, irritated eyes. Be sure to take regular breaks to help combat this.
  • Don’t rub - avoid rubbing or fiddling with the eye as this agitates and can cause the symptoms to get worse and the eye to become even more inflamed.
  • Eye drops - For minor irritation and redness, there are a number of non-medicinal solutions as well as pharmacy strength products available. One option may be to try a drop with naphazoline hydrochloride which reduces the redness and relieves soreness and irritation. This is a licenced medicine.
  • Seek medical advice for serious symptoms - If you suffer with more serious symptoms (such as pain, impaired vision, headache, vomiting, inability to tolerate light) you should urgently visit a doctor. You should also immediately visit a doctor for any penetrating eye injury or embedded foreign body or if the eye has been irritated by harsh chemicals such as acid, alkali, or cement.