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    Information about Epinastine

    Epinastine uses

    Epinastine is used in the treatment of allergic eye disease.

    How epinastine works

    Epinastine 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.

    Common side effects of epinastine

    Burning sensation in eye, Itching, Ocular hyperemia
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    27 Sep 2018 | 02:44 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Epinastine

    • Your doctor has prescribed Epinastine 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 Epinastine to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
    • It's much less likely to make you feel sleepy than other similar medications.
    • Use caution 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 Epinastine at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

    Frequently asked questions for Epinastine


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

    Epinastine 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).

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 September, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)