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Elestat Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Elestat (epinastine HCl ophthalmic solution) is an antihistamine used to prevent itching of the eyes associated with allergies. Elestat is available in generic form. Common side effects of Elestat include eye irritation (burning, redness), watery eyes, headache, or cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.
The recommended dosage of Elestat ophthalmic is one drop in each eye twice a day. Other drugs may interact with Elestat. Do not use other eye medications during treatment with Elestat without first talking to your doctor. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Elestat should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Elestat (epinastine HCl ophthalmic solution) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Elestat in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using epinastine ophthalmic and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- swelling, redness, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage (around your eyelids); or
- severe burning, stinging, or other irritation after using the eye drops.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild burning, itching, or eye irritation;
- watery eyes;
- headache; or
- cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Elestat (Epinastine HCl Ophthalmic Solution)
What is Patient Information Overview?
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Elestat Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Elestat (Epinastine HCl Ophthalmic Solution)
What is Prescribing information?
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Elestat FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Clinical Studies Experience
Because clinical studies are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical studies of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical studies of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.
The most frequently reported non-ocular adverse reactions were infection (cold symptoms and upper respiratory infections), seen in approximately 10% of patients, and headache, rhinitis, sinusitis, increased cough, and pharyngitis, seen in approximately 1 - 3% of patients.
Some of these reactions were similar to the underlying disease being studied.
The following reactions have been identified during postmarketing use of ELESTAT® in clinical practice. Because they are reported voluntarily from a population of unknown size, estimates of frequency cannot be made. The reactions, which have been chosen for inclusion due to either their seriousness, frequency of reporting, possible causal connection to ELESTAT®, or a combination of these factors, include: lacrimation increased.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Elestat (Epinastine HCl Ophthalmic Solution)
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