Epinastine

Description

Epinastine is used to prevent the itching of the eyes caused by allergic conjunctivitis, a seasonal allergic disease affecting the eyes. This medicine is not recommended for use in children below 2 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Epinastine

  • Burning or itching of eyes
  • Redness or swelling of eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Dry eyes
  • Discharge from eyes
  • Blurred vision

Uses of Epinastine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergic conjunctivitis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 3-5 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 8 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to epinastine or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

Driving Or Operating Machinery

Use of this medicine may cause blurred vision in some patients. If you experience blurred vision, it is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery until your vision clears.

Contact Lens

Based on the severity of your symptoms, your doctor may advise you to avoid the use of contact lenses. If you are allowed to use contact lenses, remove them prior to the administration of the eye drops. They can be reinserted 15 minutes post administration.

Use in Pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 2 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not instill a double dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Anticoagulants

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine inhibits the actions of certain chemical substances which are responsible for causing allergic symptoms.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

Schedule

Schedule H

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Information on this page was last updated on 8 Jan 2019

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