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Livostin

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LIVOSTIN®
0.05% (levocabastine hydrochloride) Ophthalmic Suspension

Livostin

DRUG DESCRIPTION

LIVOSTIN™ 0.05% (levocabastine hydrochloride ophthalmic suspension) is a selective histamine H1-receptor antagonist for topical ophthalmic use. Each mL contains 0.54 mg levocabastine hydrochloride equivalent to 0.5 mg levocabastine; 0.15 mg benzalkonium chloride; propylene glycol; polysorbate 80; dibasic sodium phosphate, anhydrous; monobasic sodium phosphate, monohydrate; disodium edetate; hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; and purified water. It has a pH of 6.0 to 8.0.

The chemical name for levocabastine hydrochloride is (–)-trans-1-[cis-4-Cyano-4- (p-fluorophenyl)cyclohexyl]-3-methyl-4-phenylisonipecotic acid monohydrochloride, and is represented by the following chemical structure:

LIVOSTIN®  0.05% (levocabastine hydrochloride ophthalmic suspension) Structural Formula Illustration

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Last reviewed on RxList: 6/11/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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