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Optihist AZ Eye Drop


Overview

Introduction of Optihist AZ Eye Drop

Optihist AZ Eye Drop is used to treat inflammation (redness and swelling) due to allergies of the eye. It helps in short-term or sudden allergic reactions in the eye.

Optihist AZ Eye Drop is for external use. Apply it as directed by your doctor. It may lead to burning in your eyes but this effect is temporary.

Uses of Optihist AZ Eye Drop

Optihist AZ Eye Drop side effects

Common
  • Eye irritation
  • Itching
  • 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.

Optihist AZ Eye Drop related warnings

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Lactation
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 miss a dose of 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
Azelast Eye Drop
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹17/ml of Eye Drop
12% costlier
Optihist AZ Eye Drop
Entod Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹15.18/ml of Eye Drop
same price

Expert Advice

  • 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): Panik
MODERATE
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
MODERATE
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
MODERATE
Brand(s): Arthrox
MODERATE
Brand(s): Dizapam
MODERATE
Brand(s): Psycopan, Anxionil
MODERATE
Brand(s): Risure
MODERATE
Brand(s): Histiwel, Histanil
MODERATE
Brand(s): Konit
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Optihist AZ

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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
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.
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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. 115-16.
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