Cafta Eye Drop

SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store below 30°C
Preservative
Benzalkonium chloride
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Introduction

Cafta Eye Drop is an antihistaminic medication. It is used to treat inflammation of eyes (redness and swelling) caused due to various allergies. It helps in short-term or sudden allergic reactions in the eye.

Follow your doctor’s instructions precisely for administering Cafta Eye Drop in the eye. It should be used regularly at evenly spaced time intervals as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Stopping the medicine too early may lead to the returning or worsening.

Commonly seen side effects seen with this medicine include temporary eye irritation and burning sensation after administration. Consult your doctor if these side effects persist or if your condition worsens. It may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use, so not drive until your vision is clear.

Uses of Cafta Eye Drop

Benefits of Cafta Eye Drop

In Allergic eye disease

Cafta Eye Drop helps relieve symptoms of allergic eye disease such as redness, swelling, itching, and watering of eyes. This medicine works by decreasing the production of certain chemicals that cause inflammation of the eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. Use it as prescribed to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Cafta Eye Drop

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cafta

  • Eye irritation
  • Itching
  • Stinging in the eyes
  • Burning eyes

How to use Cafta Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off the extra liquid.

How Cafta Eye Drop works

Cafta Eye Drop is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cafta Eye Drop is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cafta Eye Drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cafta Eye Drop may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Cafta Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Cafta Eye Drop, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Cafta Eye Drop to treat inflammation (redness and swelling) due to allergies of the eye.
  • It treats short-term or sudden allergic reactions in the eye.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Imidazobenzazepine Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL
Action Class
H1 Antihistaminics (second Generation)

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FAQs

Q. What is Cafta Eye Drop? What is it used for?

Cafta Eye Drop belongs to the class of medicines known as H1 antihistamines. It is used to prevent and treat symptoms of eye allergies such as itching, redness, irritation or burning sensation.

Q. What should I know before using Cafta Eye Drop?

Before using Cafta Eye Drop, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to Cafta Eye Drop or any of its ingredients to avoid any allergic reactions. Let your doctor know if you have, or have had any problems with your eyes. Inform your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding to prevent any harmful effects on the baby. Do not use this medicine to treat irritation caused by wearing contact lenses or while wearing contact lenses. This is because Cafta Eye Drop can cause discoloration of the soft lenses.

Q. How does Cafta Eye Drop work?

Cafta Eye Drop works by blocking the release of a naturally occuring substance in our body known as histamine, that is responsible for producing symptoms of allergies such as itching, watery eyes, redness and irritation in the eyes.

Q. How to use Cafta Eye Drop?

Remember to wash your hands before and after application of Cafta Eye Drop. Do not touch the eye with the dropper or the tip of the ointment tube. Try to use it at about the same time each day. Use the prescribed number of drops or the right amount of ointment. Do not use more medicine than directed and do not use more often than directed. Do not stop using Cafta Eye Drop unless directed by your doctor and try not to miss any doses.

Q. What other precautions should I take while using Cafta Eye Drop?

If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before using Cafta Eye Drop and wait at least 15 minutes before putting your lenses back in. Do not touch the tip to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contamination.

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90, Delhi - Jaipur Road, Sector 32, Gurugram, Haryana 122001
Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: May, 2023

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