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Lastacaft Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Lastacaft (alcaftadine) Ophthalmic Solution is an antihistamine used to prevent itching in the eyes caused by allergies. Common side effects of Lastacaft include:
- mild and temporary burning/stinging/irritation of the eyes when you apply Lastacaft,
- eye redness or itching,
- runny or stuffy nose,
- sore throat,
- flu symptoms, or
A very serious allergic reaction to Lastacaft is rare. Get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching or swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, or trouble breathing.
The dose of Lastacaft is one drop instilled in each eye once daily. Lastacaft may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Lastacaft should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Lastacaft (alcaftadine) 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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Lastacaft 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 alcaftadine ophthalmic and call your doctor at once if you have severe burning, stinging, or other irritation after using the eye drops.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild burnng, stinging, or irritation;
- eye redness or itching;
- runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, flu symptoms; or
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Lastacaft (Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution)
What is Patient Information Overview?
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Lastacaft 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.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: 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 Lastacaft (Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution)
What is Prescribing information?
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Lastacaft FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice.
Clinical Studies Experience
The most frequent ocular adverse reactions, occurring in less than 4% of eyes treated with LASTACAFT®, were eye irritation, burning and/or stinging upon instillation, eye redness and eye pruritus.
Non-ocular Adverse Reactions
The most frequent non-ocular adverse reactions, occurring in less than 3% of subjects with eyes treated with LASTACAFT®, were nasopharyngitis and headache. Some of these events were similar to the underlying disease being studied.
The following adverse reactions have been identified during postmarketing use of LASTACAFT® in clinical practice. Because they are reported voluntarily from a population of unknown size, estimates of frequency cannot be made. These reactions include eye discharge, eye swelling, erythema of eyelid, eyelid edema, lacrimation increased, vision blurred, hypersensitivity reactions including swelling of the face or allergic dermatitis, and somnolence.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Lastacaft (Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Solution)
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