Alcaftadine Ophthalmic

Name: Alcaftadine Ophthalmic

What is the most important information I should know about alcaftadine ophthalmic?

To make sure you can safely use alcaftadine ophthalmic, tell your doctor about any medical conditions that affect your eyes.

Alcaftadine ophthalmic should not be used to treat eye irritation caused by contact lenses.

Do not use this medication while wearing contact lenses. Alcaftadine ophthalmic may contain a preservative that can discolor soft contact lenses. Wait at least 15 minutes after using alcaftadine ophthalmic before putting your contact lenses in.

Alcaftadine ophthalmic should not be used in a child younger than 2 years old.

Do not allow the tip of the dropper to touch any surface, including your eyes or hands. If the dropper becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye.

Stop using alcaftadine ophthalmic and call your doctor at once if you have severe burning, stinging, or other irritation after using the eye drops.

Dosing & Uses

Dosing Form & Strengths

ophthalmic solution

  • 0.25%

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Indicated for prevention of itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis

Instill 1 gtt to each eye daily

Dosing Form & Strengths

ophthalmic solution

  • 0.25%

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Indicated for prevention of itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis

<2 years: Safety and efficacy not established

≥2 years: As adults, instill 1 gtt to each eye daily

Adverse Effects

1-10%

Ocular

  • Irritation
  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Redness
  • Pruritus
  • Eye discharge
  • Eye swelling
  • Erythema of eyelid
  • Eyelid edema

Nonocular

  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Headache
  • Influenza
  • Somnolence

Postmarketing reports

Lacrimation increased

Vision blurred

Hypersensitivity reactions including swelling of the face or allergic dermatitis

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