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Emadine

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/7/2008
Emadine Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 5/20/2016

Emadine (emedastine difumarate) is an anti-allergic medication used to treat symptoms of allergic conditions of the eye such as itching. Common side effects of Emadine include:

  • eye burning
  • irritation
  • itching
  • dryness
  • eye discomfort
  • blurred vision
  • headache, and
  • bad taste in the mouth

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.

Emadine Consumer Information

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 )

Emadine Professional Information

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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© Emadine Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Emadine Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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