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Emadine

Emadine

Emadine Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Emadine (emedastine difumarate) is an anti-allergic medication used to treat symptoms of allergic conditions of the eye such as itching. It is not available in generic form. Common side effects of Emadine include eye burning, irritation, itching, dryness, and blurred vision.

The recommended dose of Emadine is one drop in the effected eye up to four times per day. Do not touch the dropper to any surface including your eyes or hands as this may contaminate the dropper and cause an infection in your eye. Do not wear contact lenses while taking Emadine if your eyes are red. If your eyes are not red wait at least ten minutes before putting contacts in. Emadine may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications you use. If you are pregnant only use Emadine if clearly needed. Caution should be exercised if you are breastfeeding and using Emadine.

Our Emadine (emedastine difumarate) 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.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.

Emadine in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Serious side effects are not expected to occur with the use of emedastine ophthalmic.

Commonly, some eye burning, irritation, itching, dryness, other eye discomfort, or blurred vision may occur. Headache and a bad taste in the mouth have also been reported.

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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Emadine (Emedastine Difumarate Ophthalmic Solution ) »

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Emadine Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may temporarily sting or burn your eyes for a minute or two when applied. Temporary blurred vision, headache, dry eyes, feeling as if something is in your eye, eye discomfort, staining of the eyes, a bad taste in your mouth, weakness, or unusual dreams may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

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.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

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 Emadine (Emedastine Difumarate Ophthalmic Solution )»

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Emadine FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

In controlled clinical studies of EMADINE (emedastine difumarate ophthalmic solution ) lasting for 42 days, the most frequent adverse reaction was headache (11%). The following adverse experiences were reported in less than 5% of patients: Abnormal dreams, asthenia, bad taste, blurred vision, burning or stinging, corneal infiltrates, corneal staining, dermatitis, discomfort, dry eye, foreign body sensation, hyperemia, keratitis, pruritus, rhinitis, sinusitis, and tearing. Some of these events were similar to the underlying disease being studied.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Emadine (Emedastine Difumarate Ophthalmic Solution ) »

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