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General Information on Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution

Generic Name : Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution

Pronunciation : al-KAF-ta-deen

Latest prescription information about Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines

Trade Names/Brand Names of Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution

International- Lastacaft.

Why is Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an H1-receptor antagonist, prescribed to prevent eye irritation caused by allergic conjunctivitis. It antagonizes actions of histamine at H1 receptors.  It antagonizes actions of histamine at H1 receptors.

When should Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution?

Ophthalmic- Instill one drop into each eye once daily.

How should Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution be taken?

It comes as eye drops, to instill into the affected eyes as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution?

Caution should be exercised in patients with increased eye pressure, who are wearing contact lenses, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Remove your contact lenses before using this medication.
Avoid contamination of the dropper tip and solution. Care should be taken not to touch the eyelids or surrounding areas with the dropper tip of the bottle.

What are the side effects of Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution?

Irritation, burning and/or stinging upon instillation, redness in the eye, eye pruritus runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, flu symptoms; or headache.

What are the other precautions for Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution?

Store at 15-25C.

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