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Epina Eye Drops

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Epina Ophthalmic Solution

Epina Ophthalmic Solution side effects

Common
  • Ocular hyperemia
  • Itching
  • Burning sensation in eye

How to use Epina Ophthalmic Solution

This medicine is for external use only. Take 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 extra liquid.

How Epina Ophthalmic Solution works

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

Epina Ophthalmic Solution related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Epina Eye Drops may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Epina Eye Drops is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
After using eye drops, place pressure over the corner of eye for a minute, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue to diminish the amount of drug reaching the breastmilk
Driving
Epina Eye Drops 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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Epina Eye Drops
Relestat Ophthalmic Solution
Allergan India Pvt Ltd
₹81.21/ml of Ophthalmic Solution
240% costlier

Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Epina Eye Drops 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Epina with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Panik
MODERATE
Brand(s): Dizapam
MODERATE
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
MODERATE
Brand(s): Histiwel, Histanil
MODERATE
Brand(s): Eurolam, Tenzo, Indolam
MODERATE
Brand(s): Psycopan, Anxionil
MODERATE
Brand(s): Konit
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Brand(s): Arthrox
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Brand(s): Risure
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Epina

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having allergic conjunctivitis last week on mil eye drops , how long it will take to subside, i am having eye pain now.
Dr. Richa Jain
Eye Specialist
Get ur eye examination by to know the cause of conjunctivitis
Allergic irritaton in eye dewto dust
Dr. Richa Jain
Eye Specialist
Use eyedrop refresh tears 4 times a day. Visit doctor for eye examination and treatment under supervision
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FAQs

Q. What is Epina HCL/ What is it used for?

Epina is an antihistamine used to relieve symptoms of such as watery eyes and itchy, red, swollen eyes or eyelids due to allergic conjunctivitis (irritation and redness in the membrane covering the eye).

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References
  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 476-77.
  2. Epinastine hydrochloride. Marlow, Bucks: Allergan Ltd.; 2002 [revised 25 Mar. 2015]. [Accessed 23 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Epinastine HCl ophthalmic solution. Irvine, California: Allergan, Inc.; 2004. [Accessed 01 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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