How to Take Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution and Dose of Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution


Find out how to take Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution


How it should be taken  

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

Dosage & When it is to be taken

Ophthalmic- Instill one drop into each eye once daily.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.

Why it is 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.

Pregnancy Category

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Warnings and Precautions  

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.

Storage Conditions  

Store at 15-25C.
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