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What does Epinastine treat?
Epinastine eye drops is prescribed to alleviate the itching caused by allergic conjunctivitis. This is an antihistamine that works by blocking the release of histamine. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.
Follow the Epinastine dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label. Wash your hands before using the medication and ensure that the tip of the dropper does not come in touch with any surface. If you wear contact lenses, you must remove them before applying Epinastine. Put the lenses on after at least 10 minutes.
Missed a dose?
Apply it immediately once you remember. In case, this time falls close to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never use a double dose unless your physician specifically directs you to do so.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Epinastine is taken along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, drinks with caffeine and alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking habits and so on which may increase or interfere with the effect of Epinastine.
It may interact with other eye medications. This is not an exhaustive list though.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Epinastine might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.
Some of the side effects could include runny nose, cough, headache and burning, redness, or stinging of the eye. This is not the complete list though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Epinastine
- Can I use Epinastine along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Epinastine?
- What is the dosage of Epinastine to be used?
- How should I use Epinastine?
- How will Epinastine work on my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Epinastine be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Epinastine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.