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Optihist AZ Eye Drop


Overview

Introduction

Optihist AZ 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 Optihist AZ 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.

Side effects of Optihist AZ Eye Drop

Common
  • Burning sensation in eye
  • Watery eyes

How to use Optihist AZ Eye Drop

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 Optihist AZ Eye Drop works

Optihist AZ Eye Drop is an antiallergic. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger (histamine) which is responsible for red, itchy, watery eyes.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Optihist AZ Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Optihist AZ 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.
To reduce the amount of Optihist AZ Eye Drop that reaches the breastmilk, remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
Driving
UNSAFE
Optihist AZ 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 Optihist AZ Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Optihist AZ 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Optihist AZ Eye Drop
₹15.18/ml of Eye Drop
Azelast Eye Drop
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹17/ml of Eye Drop
12% costlier
Optihist AZ Eye Drop
Yash Pharma Laboratories Pvt Ltd
₹15.18/ml of Eye Drop
same price

Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Optihist AZ 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Optihist AZ with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Artepitant, Fosaran, Fosaport
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Zuvair
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

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Omitting after zifi AZ kid tablet.
Dr. Gopal Samdani
Child Specialist
Dr need a provisional diagnosis to suggest you investigations or give opinion or advice medicine. In present situation provisional diagnosis cannot be done without taking into consideration details of history and findings of clinical examination and reports of investigations of patient. Final diagnosis is done after doing investigations if needed. Advice given without doing clinical examination and diagnosis can be imperfect or some time harmful to patient. Please visit me or any other Paediatrician.
Alternative for taxim az or any other medicine that can be taken for throat infection
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Take azithromycin 500 mg once daily for 3 days
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FAQs

Q. Is azelastine over the counter/OTC?

No, it is available with doctor’s prescription only

Q. Is Optihist AZ the same as Flonase?

No, Optihist AZ is a different drug. Flonase contains the drug fluticasone

Q. Does Optihist AZ/Optihist AZ Hcl work?

It works at the prescribed dose for suggested disease condition. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Is Optihist AZ/Duonase/ a steroid/anticholinergic/corticosteroid/antihistamine/decongestant?

It is an antihistaminic drug

Q. Is Optihist AZ addictive?

No, it is not addictive. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Can I take Benadryl/Zyrtec/Claritin with Optihist AZ?

Taking other medicines may alter the effects of Optihist AZ. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q. Does Optihist AZ cause drowsiness/nose bleeds/weight gain/raise blood pressure/make you tired/sleepy?

Optihist AZ causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
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References
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