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Old 04-15-2005, 09:20 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I can't find anything on the safety here... was wondering if someone with Hale's book could check for me, as I didn't find info on the site.

Allergies are killing me, my eyes are so irritated, and I know I can take Claritin but it makes me really sleepy for the first few days, and I don't have time to be sleepy. I can deal with the nasal symptoms, but really want to help my poor eyes!

I'm thinking I might take it even without info, as babe is 22 lbs at this point, so by weight, he'd get a small amount. The thing is that I know that nasal spray is not recommended, as it is directly absorbed by mucous membranes, and the visine would be, too.
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I have Hale's 2004 ed and Visine is not listed in the index. Searching under the active ingredients may be more helpful.

I did a google search for "visine and breastfeeding." If the active ingredient is the same, this one may be helpful: http://www.medformation.com/ac/mm_us...sp/202433b.htm

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That's it! Thank you! It says it's safe, which is good to know because I did use some. My less itchy eyes appreciate you taking the time for them.

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sidenote: many eye care products contain Themerosal(sp) as a preservative. I always double check, because as we all know according to the FDA there is nothing wrong with a little mercury

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Hi,
Just thought that I'd recommend an herbal alternative that is safe and has helped my extremely irritated allergy eyes. The tincture rue-fennel. You can put a few drops in water and wash out your eyes. Gave me immediate relief and helped for about 3-4 hour.

 
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