Relestat Ophthalmic Solution

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Relestat Ophthalmic Solution is an antihistaminic medication. It is used to treat inflammation of eyes (redness and swelling) caused due to various allergies. It is used to relieve symptoms like watery, itchy, red, swollen eyes or eyelids due to allergic conjunctivitis.

Follow your doctor’s instructions precisely for administering Relestat Ophthalmic Solution 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 Relestat Ophthalmic Solution

Benefits of Relestat Ophthalmic Solution

In Allergic eye disease

Relestat Ophthalmic Solution 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. If you see no improvement even after 2 weeks, talk to your doctor.

Side effects of Relestat 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 Relestat

  • Ocular hyperemia
  • Itching
  • Burning sensation in eye

How to use Relestat 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 Relestat Ophthalmic Solution works

Relestat Ophthalmic Solution 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Relestat Ophthalmic Solution 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
Relestat Ophthalmic Solution is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any 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
UNSAFE
Relestat Ophthalmic Solution 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

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Relestat Ophthalmic Solution 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
Guanidines & Benzazepine Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Relestat 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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PROBLEM - RED EYE WITH ITCHING PROBLEM. USING OFLOXACIN OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION IP (OFLOX) EYE DROP SINCE THREE DAYS BUT NOT GETTING RELIEF
Dr. Shubhra Chandan Pradhan
ENT
Consult an eye specialist
I am suffering from eye syte last 2-3 days and i am using ofloxacin ophthalmic solution ip provide by gov doctor.
Dr. Vishal Arora
Ophthalmology
if its infective, you may need oral antibiotics. review with your doctor for the same
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FAQs

Q. Is Relestat Ophthalmic Solution effective?

Relestat Ophthalmic Solution 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 Relestat Ophthalmic Solution too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Is Relestat Ophthalmic Solution a steroid?

No, Relestat Ophthalmic Solution 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 Relestat Ophthalmic Solution cause eye irritation?

Usually, Relestat Ophthalmic Solution does not cause eye irritation. In fact, it helps in reducing the inflammation and irritation in the eye. However, in certain cases, patients may experience eye irritation, abnormal eye sensation and eye discomfort.

Q. Can a child take Relestat Ophthalmic Solution?

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

Q. Does Relestat Ophthalmic Solution make you sleepy?

Usually, the use of Relestat Ophthalmic Solution does not make you sleepy, but sometimes there are chances that it can cause sleepiness. It is important to know that taking other anti-allergic medications orally along with this medication can also make you sleepy. Therefore, avoid driving or operating on machinery if you are sleepy. Contact your doctor if the medicine makes you uneasy.

Q. How long can you use Relestat Ophthalmic Solution?

The Relestat Ophthalmic Solution should be instilled in the affected eye(s) with one drop twice daily. The duration of treatment with Relestat Ophthalmic Solution 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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Country of Origin: India

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