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Relestat Ophthalmic Solution


Overview

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

Side effects of Relestat Ophthalmic Solution

Common
  • 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 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.

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): Artepitant, Fosaran, Fosaport
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Zuvair
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

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During changing season I.e. In Feb and March there is lot of irritation in my eyes, swelling and too much water comes out of eyes. During this time, my eyes and nose get allergy sort of. My local doctor suggested to put, Refresh tears and Relestat eye drops. Is it ok ?
Dr. Richa Jain
Eye Specialist
U have allergy. . Treatment is okay. . But u might need steroid drops also. Visit for treatment
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
Ear Nose Throat Specialist
Consult an eye specialist
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FAQs

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

Relestat 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
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