Naphazoline temporarily relieves the symptoms caused by dry eyes by constricting ocular blood vessels then coating the eye, also acting as a lubricant and ophthalmic decongestant. Known as a sympathomimetic (alpha receptor agonist), Naphazoline is a vasoconstrictor that decreases congestion when applied to the mucus membrane. Some brands contain other ingredients such as glycerin or hypromellose to aid with extra protection.
Drug Name: Naphazoline
Generic name: Naphazoline hydrochloride