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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Albalon (naphazoline)


Albalon (naphazoline)

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  • Product Details


    Albalon (naphazoline hydrochloride) is an over-the-counter medication used for relieving eye redness and discomfort caused by minor eye irritations. It can be used by people aged 6 years and older, as recommended by a healthcare provider.

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    2-3 hours

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    Consult Doctor



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    Albalon comes in the form of eye drops. The recommended dosage is one to two drops in the affected eye(s) every 3 to 4 hours, as needed. Albalon eye drops should not be used by children under 6 years, unless directed by a doctor. Usage in children should be supervised by an adult. 


    The active ingredient in Albalon is naphazoline hydrochloride.


    Discuss your allergies with your healthcare provider. Do not use Albalon if you are allergic to naphazoline or any of the other ingredients in Albalon. You should also avoid Albalon if you have narrow-angle glaucoma, as the active ingredient may affect eye pressure. If you wear contact lenses. Remove your lenses before application and wait at least 15 minutes before reinsertion.


    • Before you start using Albalon, tell your healthcare provider about any of the following:
      • Any medications you are currently taking, especially those for depression, including tricyclic antidepressants and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
      • Any medical conditions you have, including high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, infection, or an injury.
      • Any eye conditions you have, such as glaucoma.
      • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Albalon is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless clearly necessary.
      • If you are breastfeeding. It is unknown if Albalon passes into breast milk, so caution is advised.
    • Albalon can cause pupil dilation, so avoid tasks requiring clear vision until you know how it affects you.
    • Albalon should not be used for more than three days at a time, as prolonged use may increase redness and irritation. If symptoms persist, seek medical advice.
    • Remember, Albalon Eye Drops should be used as directed. Always consult your healthcare provider if you have any concerns or questions about using this medication.

    Side Effects

    The most common side effects of Albalon include mild irritation, burning, or increased redness in the eye. If you experience any serious or persistent side effects, such as changes in vision, eye pain, persistent redness or irritation, or worsening of your condition, seek medical help immediately.

    You can buy Albalon eye drops over the counter at a local pharmacy or online at a competitive price from accredited online pharmacies.


    1. Albalon (naphazoline hydrochloride) Eye drops. DailyMed. Accessed July 23, 2023. 
    2. Albalon Product Information. Bridgewater, NJ: Alcon Laboratories; 2023.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 2076

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