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    Brand Name: OPTILAST

    Generic Name: Azelastine

    Generic for Optilast* (Azelastine) is an antihistamine eye drops used to treat itchy eyes associated with hay fever or other seasonal allergies. This medication works by blocking histamine in your body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Read More>>

     
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What is Generic for Optilast* used for?

Generic for Optilast* (Azelastine) is an antihistamine eye drops used to treat itchy eyes associated with hay fever or other seasonal allergies. This medication works by blocking histamine in your body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Optilast*?

The dosage of Generic for Optilast* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Generic for Optilast*. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.

The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Optilast* is one drop in each affected eye twice a day.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Optilast*?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Generic for Optilast* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Generic for Optilast*?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Optilast*, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Optilast*?

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Optilast*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Generic for Optilast* can interact with other eye medications.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Generic for Optilast*?

Like other medicines, Generic for Optilast* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Optilast* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Optilast* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Optilast* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Generic for Optilast* can cause side effects such as burning, stinging, itching, irritation, headache, bitter taste, and eye pain. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Optilast*.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Optilast*?

Is it possible for me to use Generic for Optilast* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Generic for Optilast*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Optilast*?
How will Generic for Optilast* work in my body?
How should Generic for Optilast* be used?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Optilast* drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Optilast* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

Before using Generic for Optilast*, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant.

 

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