Generic Name: emedastine, Ophthalmic Solution

Generic Name:

emedastine, Ophthalmic Solution

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Highlights for emedastine

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EMEDASTINE (em e DAS teen) is an antihistamine for use in the eye. It is used to prevent itching of the eye caused by allergies.
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
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Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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emedastine Side Effects

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • burning, stinging, or discomfort immediately after using the solution
  • blurred vision
  • dry or bad taste in mouth
  • headache
  • itching
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • tearing of the eyes
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emedastine May Interact with Other Medications

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Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other eye products without telling your doctor or health care professional.

Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use emedastine

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This medicine is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using this medicine. Tilt the head back slightly and pull down the lower lid with the index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye, fingertips, or any other surface. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops (usually 1 drop) into the pouch. Close the eye gently. Do not blink. Use your medicine at regular intervals. Do not use it more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 3 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • wear contact lenses
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to emedastine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better in 2 or 3 days or if they get worse.

Report any serious side effects right away. Stop using this medicine if your eyes get inflamed, painful, or have a discharge, and see your doctor or health care professional as soon as you can.

Be careful not to touch the tip of the dispensing container onto the eye, or any other surface. Serious eye infections can result from contamination of eye solutions.

If you wear contact lenses, do not wear them if your eyes are red. This eye drop should not be used to treat contact lens-related irritation. If you wear soft contact lenses, you should wait at least 10 minutes after instilling the eye drops before inserting your contact lenses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Store between 4 and 30 degrees C (39 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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How Much Does emedastine Cost?

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Last Updated: April 21, 2009

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