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Rapidon OD Eye Drop

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Overview

Introduction

Rapidon OD Eye Drop belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used to treat seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (infection, itching, redness and swelling of the eye) caused due to pollens, dust, animal fur and other allergens.

Follow your doctor’s instructions precisely for using Rapidon OD Eye Drop in your eyes. 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.  It may also lead to burning, pain, irritation in your eyes but this effect is temporary.

Uses of Rapidon OD Ophthalmic Solution

Side effects of Rapidon OD Ophthalmic Solution

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 Rapidon OD

  • Eye pain
  • Eye irritation
  • Abnormal eye sensation
  • Eye discomfort

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Eye pain
    Make sure you are using the correct amount of this medicine. Do not use too much and do not use it too often. If the symptoms are bad, there may be an alternative medicine, so talk to your doctor. Do not use other eye drops to ease the discomfort without talking to your doctor. To relieve discomfort, try placing a cold compress over your closed eyes few times a day. Try not to touch or rub your eyes. Wear sunglasses when you are outside. Drink enough water to stay hydrated. Do not keep looking at your phone, computer or television screen for long hours.
  • Coping with Eye irritation
    Try placing a warm or cold pack over your closed eyes. Putting a chilled black tea bag over your eyes may also help. Remove eye and face make-up before going to bed and wash your face and eyes regularly. Rinse your eyelids gently and pat dry with a clean, dry towel. Do not rub your eyes. Raise your head at night to reduce fluid retention. If your condition does not improve, talk to your doctor. There may be medicines available depending on the cause of the inflammation.

How to use Rapidon OD 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 Rapidon OD Ophthalmic Solution works

Rapidon OD Eye Drop is an antiallergic medication. 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
Rapidon OD 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
Rapidon OD 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
Rapidon OD 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 Rapidon OD Ophthalmic Solution?

If you miss a dose of Rapidon OD 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.
Rapidon OD Eye Drop
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Petolo-OD Eye Drop
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₹22/ml of Ophthalmic Solution
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Oloday Ophthalmic Solution
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₹26/ml of Ophthalmic Solution
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Olopat OD Eye Drops
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₹56.5/ml of Ophthalmic Solution
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₹72.4/ml of Ophthalmic Solution
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Pataday Ophthalmic Solution
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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Rapidon OD Eye Drop to relieve red, itchy and watery eyes caused due to allergic eye diseases.
  • If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before putting in these eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes before putting your lenses back in.
  • Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contaminating the eye drops.
  • Side effects such as eye pain or irritation, dry eyes, abnormal sensation in the eyes, headache may occur after using Rapidon OD Eye Drop. These are usually mild and may not be with everyone. 
  • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • Any of the side effects other than mentioned above if occur, do consult the treating physician. 
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Rapidon OD 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): Fosup, Artepitant, Fosaran
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Zuvair
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

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I am in problem I had gone for check up and Dr. P. S. Hardia sir recommend Olopus od eye drop so please inform me the alternative eye drop which match from oloplus od. And also inform me the alternative of ELEVIT OD CAPSULE. PLEASE HELP
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Pataday eye drop Neurobion forte capsule
I suffer with eye itching , eye dryness , rhinitis and nasal congestion kind of allergic attack for that kindly give me treatment
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Tab Loridin 1 tab Od
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FAQs

Q. Is Rapidon OD effective?

Rapidon OD is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Rapidon OD too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Is Rapidon OD a steroid?

No, Rapidon OD is not a steroid. It is a medication which is used to treat allergic conditions. Most commonly it is used to treat allergic conjunctivitis/pink eye. Do not take this medication without consulting your doctor.

Q. Can Rapidon OD cause eye irritation?

Usually, Rapidon OD does not cause eye irritation. Infact, it helps in reducing the inflammation and irritation in the eye. However, in some cases, patients may experience eye irritation, abnormal eye sensation and eye discomfort.

Q. Can a child take Rapidon OD?

Rapidon OD can be used in children above 3 years of age at the same dose as in adults. However, the safety of children under 3 years of age with Rapidon OD have not been established. Therefore, the use of Rapidon OD should be avoided in children of such age group.

Q. Does Rapidon OD make you sleepy?

Usually, using Rapidon OD does not make you sleepy. However, in some cases there are chances that it may cause sleepiness. It is important to know that if other anti-allergic medications are taken orally along with this medication then they may make you sleepy. Avoid driving or performing work on heavy machinery work if you feel sleepy. Contact your doctor if the medicine makes you uneasy.

Q. How long can you use Rapidon OD?

The Rapidon OD should be instilled in the affected eye(s) with one drop twice daily. The duration of treatment with Rapidon OD will depend upon the disease condition, its severity and the response of the patient to the treatment. The medicine can be given for as long as four months, if considered necessary. However, the exact duration is decided by your doctor.

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