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LEVOCABASTINE (OPHTHALMIC)

Levocabastine is an antihistamine and works by reducing the symptoms brought by the natural substance histamine to our body such as watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing.

This medication is used to relieve allergy symptoms in the eyes such as itching or redness, watery eyes, and eyelid swelling caused by seasonal allergies.

Do not use this drug:

  • To treat red or irritated eyes due to wearing contact lenses.

Common side effects may include:

  • Temporary Eye Stinging
  • Redness
  • Burning
  • Discomfort

Notify your doctor promptly if any of these symptoms persist or worsen.

A very serious allergic reaction may occur with this drug. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice symptoms such as rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.

Precautions

Before taking this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Your medical history, especially of: contact lens use.
  • If you are to undergo any surgery.
  • All the products you use including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal product.

 

Interactions

Drug interactions may either lessen the effectiveness of this drug or heighten the risk for severe side effects. It’s important to inform your doctor all the medication including prescription and non-prescription and herbal medicines you are taking or going to take.

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.

 

Available brand/s:

  • Aciprex
  • Atroptal
  • Acular
  • Agatiflox
  • Artelac

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