Irritation & Redness Relief Eye Drops

Looking for relief from irritated, sore and red eyes?

Murine® irritation & redness relief eye drops could be the product for you.

Murine® irritation & redness relief eye drops (a pharmacy medicine) provides fast acting, long lasting relief for sore, irritated and red eyes. Available only from the pharmacy counter.  No other naphazoline eye drop is stronger.

Uses

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.

Find out more about the causes of red and irritated eyes here.

Directions

This medicine is for use only in the eyes. 

Before first opening the bottle, ensure the tamper evident seal on the bottle cap has not been broken.Discard unused contents one month after first opening the bottle.

Take out contact lenses before putting these eye drops into your eyes. You may reinsert your contact lenses about 15 minutes after putting the drops into your eyes.

Directions for use:

Adults and Children 12 years and over:

  • Wash your hands before use.
  • Your should avoid touching the dropper on to any surface.
  • Gently squeeze 1 or 2 drops into each eye 2 or 3 times daily. 

If your eye condition gets worse or does not improve discontinue use and tell your pharmacist or doctor if no improvement is seen after 24 hours.

If you accidentally overdose or swallow the contents of the bottle, seek medical advice urgently and report any fall in body temperature, drowsiness, and coma, particularly in a child.

Precautions for Use

BEFORE YOU USE:

Do not use this medicine in children under 12 years of age.

Do not use if you:

  • are sensitive to any of the ingredients in this medicine
  • suffer from an eye condition characterised by continued redness, pain, or blurred vision
  • suffer from raised pressure inside your eyeball (glaucoma)
  • suffer from damage to your corneas (outer layer of the eyes)
  • suffer from inflammation of the iris (the coloured part of the eye)
  • suffer from any other serious eye disease.

Consult your pharmacist or doctor before using if you think you have, or are being treated for:

  • high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • diabetes
  • over-active thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)
  • problems with your heart or your blood circulation (cardiovascular abnormalities)
  • thickening of the blood vessels (arteriosclerosis)
  • any eye condition for which you are under the care of your doctor.

You should stop using this medicine if you are about to undergo an operation during which you are to be given a general anaesthesia.

Use with contacts: Take out contact lenses before putting these drops into your eyes.  You may reinsert your contact lenses about 15 minutes after putting the drops into your eyes.

Use with other eye products: You should wait about 15 minutes between using Murine irritation & redness relief and administering any other product into the eye.

Driving and using machines: If you experience blurring of vision, do not drive or operate machinery until your sight has cleared.

Important information about the ingredients: This product contains benzalkonium chloride which can cause eye irritation in some people. If you know you are sensitive to this ingredient, you should not use this product. If you have any questions on the use of this medicine, ask your pharmacist or doctor.

Possible Side Effects

Like all medicines, Murine irritation & redness relief can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

  • After putting in the eye drops, you may notice a slight widening of your pupil (the black circle in the centre of your eye). This is an expected and temporary effect.
  • If you experience any eye pain or persistent vision changes, discontinue use and tell your doctor or pharmacist. 
  • If Murine® eye drops is used every day, it could cause increased redness of the eyes. 

Reporting of side effects:

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed on this website. You can also report side effects directly via the national reporting system listed below. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Ireland: HPRA Pharmacovigilance, Earlsfort Terrace, IRL - Dublin 2.

Tel: +353 1 6764971, Fax: +353 1 6762517,

Website: www.hpra.ie, e-mail: medsafety@hpra.ie

Malta: ADR Reporting, The Medicines Authority, GŻR-1368 Gżira,

Website: www.medicinesauthority.gov.mt,

E-mail: postlicensing.medicinesauthority@gov.mt

United Kingdom: Yellow Card Scheme: Website: www.yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk

Storage Instructions

KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN
Do not store the bottle above 25°C. Do not refrigerate or freeze. Discard any unused contents one month after first opening the bottle.

Do not use after the expiry date which is printed on the carton and bottle label after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month. Do not use if the solution changes colour or becomes cloudy.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.  These measures will help to protect the environment.

Ingredients

The product contains 0.012% w/v naphazoline hydrochloride. It also contains benzalkonium chloride, boric acid (E284), borax (E285), disodium edetate and purified water.

Frequently Asked Questions, And Answers

What can Murine® eye drops to relieve irritation & redness be used for?

Murine® Irritation & Redness Relief Eye Drops are used to clear redness and soothe eyes which have been irritated. Some examples of irritants include: dust, wind, chlorine from swimming, smoke, air pollutants, and close work such as reading and computer use.

Where can I buy Murine® eye drops to relieve irritation & redness?

Please click on 'Find a retailer'.

How do Murine® Irritation & Redness Relief Eye Drops work?

The product contains the active ingredient naphazoline hydrochloride which belongs to the group of medicines called local vasoconstrictors. These act by narrowing the blood vessels in the eye, thereby reducing redness and swelling. It has a fast acting and long lasting action.

What do Murine® Irritation & Redness Relief Eye Drops contain?

The product contains naphazoline hydrochloride as the active ingredient (see ‘How it works’). It also contains benzalkonium chloride, boric acid (E284), borax (E285), purified water and disodium edetate.

Can I use Murine® Irritation & Redness Relief Eye Drops with contact lenses?

No. Murine® Irritation & Redness Relief Eye Drops cannot be used whilst wearing contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses, take them out before putting Murine® Irritation & Redness Relief Eye Drops into your eyes. You may reinsert your contact lenses about 15 minutes after putting the drops into your eyes.

Can I use Murine® Irritation & Redness Relief Eye Drops with other eye products?

No. You should wait about 15 minutes after using Murine® eye drops, before administering any other eye product into the eye.

How long can I keep Murine® Irritation & Redness Relief Eye Drops?

Murine® eye drops can be kept to the end of the expiry date printed on the bottle and carton. However, discard it 28 days after first opening the bottle or if appearance of the solution changes colour or becomes cloudy.

How should I store Murine® Irritation & Redness Relief Eye Drops?

KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN

Do not store the bottle above 25°C. Do not refrigerate or freeze. Discard any unused contents one month after first opening the bottle.

Do not use after the expiry date which is printed on the carton and bottle label after EXP.  The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.

Do not use if the solution changes colour or becomes cloudy. 

How much solution is in a bottle of the eye drops?

The bottle contains 10ml of eye drop solution.

What should I know before using Murine® eye drops to relieve irritation & redness?

ALWAYS READ THE PRODUCT INFORMATION BEFORE USING.
 
Do not use this medicine in children under 12 years of age.

Do not use if you: are sensitive to any of the ingredients in this medicine

  • suffer from an eye condition characterised by continued redness, pain, or blurred vision
  • suffer from raised pressure inside your eyeball (glaucoma)
  • suffer from damage to your corneas (outer layer of the eyes)
  • suffer from inflammation of the iris (the coloured part of the eye)
  • suffer from any other serious eye disease.

Consult your pharmacist or doctor before using if you think you have, or are being treated for:

  • high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • diabetes
  • over-active thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)
  • problems with your heart or your blood circulation (cardiovascular abnormalities)
  • thickening of the blood vessels (arteriosclerosis)
  • any eye condition for which you are under the care of your doctor.

You should stop using this medicine if you are about to undergo an operation during which you are to be given a general anaesthesia.

Use with contacts:  Take out contact lenses before putting these drops into your eyes.  You may reinsert your contact lenses about 15 minutes after putting the drops into your eyes.

Use with other eye products: You should wait about 15 minutes between using Murine irritation & redness relief and administering any other product into the eye.

Driving and using machines:  If you experience blurring of vision, do not drive or operate machinery until your sight has cleared.

Important information about the ingredients:  This product contains benzalkonium chloride which can cause eye irritation in some people. If you know you are sensitive to this ingredient, you should not use this product. If you have any questions on the use of this medicine, ask your pharmacist or doctor.

What possible side effects can Murine® eye drops to relieve irritation & redness cause?

Like all medicines, Murine irritation & redness relief can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

  • After putting in the eye drops, you may notice a slight widening of your pupil (the black circle in the centre of your eye). This is an expected and temporary effect. 
  • If you experience any eye pain or persistent vision changes, discontinue use and tell your doctor or pharmacist. 
  • If Murine® eye drops is used every day, it could cause increased redness of the eyes.

Are Murine® Irritation & Redness Relief Eye Drops preservative free?

No. Murine® Irritation & Redness Relief Eye Drops contains the preservative benzalkonium chloride, widely used in eye drops.