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    Information about Alcaftadine

    Alcaftadine uses

    Alcaftadine is used in the treatment of allergic eye disease.

    How alcaftadine works

    Alcaftadine 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.

    Common side effects of alcaftadine

    Eye irritation, Itching, Stinging in the eyes, Burning eyes
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Anuj Saini
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    12 Feb 2020 | 03:53 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Alcaftadine

    • Your doctor has prescribed Alcaftadine 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.
    • Your doctor has prescribed Alcaftadine to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
    • As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy.
    • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
    • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication as it may cause increased sleepiness.
    • Stop taking Alcaftadine at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

    Content on this page was last updated on 12 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)