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Livostin Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Livostin (levocabastine hydrochloride) is an antihistamine eye drop used to treat symptoms of eye allergies, such as inflammation, itching, watering, and burning. Livostin is no longer available in the U.S., but generic versions may be available. Common side effects include burning, stinging, itching, or watering of the eyes, blurred vision, dry or puffy eyes, headache, nausea, or fatigue.
The recommended dosage of Livostin is 1 drop into affected eye(s), as directed by your doctor. Livostin contains a preservative (benzalkonium chloride), so do not wear contact lenses during treatment. Livostin may interact with other eye drops. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you take. Livostin should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Livostin passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Livostin (levocabastine hydrochloride) Side Effects 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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Livostin in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.
Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use levocabastine ophthalmic and talk to your doctor if you experience
- burning, stinging, or irritation of the eyes;
- watering, itching, or redness of the eyes;
- blurred vision;
- dry or puffy eyes;
- a rash; or
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Livostin (Levocabastine) »
What is Patient Information Overview?
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Livostin 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, seek immediate medical attention 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 Livostin (Levocabastine)»
What is Prescribing information?
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Livostin FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The most frequent adverse experiences reported with the use of LIVOSTIN™ 0.05% (levocabastine hydrochloride ophthalmic suspension) were mild, transient stinging and burning (29%) and headache (5%).
Other adverse experiences reported in approximately 1-3% of patients treated with LIVOSTIN™ were visual disturbances, dry mouth, fatigue, pharyngitis, eye pain/dryness, somnolence, red eyes, lacrimation/discharge, cough, nausea, rash/erythema, eyelid edema, and dyspnea.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Livostin (Levocabastine) »
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