April 27, 2017
Recommended Topic Related To:


"What are allergies?

Allergies occur when the body's immune system responds to a substance it considers an "invader." Substances that provoke the immune system into an allergic response are known as allergens. There is no such thing as a"...



How Supplied


OPTIVAR (azelastine hydrochloride) ® is indicated for the treatment of itching of the eye associated with allergic conjunctivitis.


The recommended dose is one drop instilled into each affected eye twice a day.


OPTIVAR® (azelastine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution), 0.05% is supplied as follows:

OPTIVAR (azelastine hydrochloride) ® 6 mL (NDC#0037-7025-60) solution in a translucent 10 mL HDPE container with a LDPE dropper tip and a white HDPE screw cap.

OPTIVAR (azelastine hydrochloride) ® 0.2 mL (NDC#0037-7025-01) solution in a translucent 1 mL HDPE single-use container, packaged as 4 single-use containers in a foil pouch in a carton.


Once OPTIVAR (azelastine hydrochloride) ® 0.2 mL unit dose foil pouch is open, unopened containers can be used for one month, not to exceed the expiration date imprinted on the container. After one month they should be discarded. Use only if foil pouch is sealed and single container is intact. Discard each container immediately after use.


OPTIVAR (azelastine hydrochloride) ® 6 mL container: Store UPRIGHT between 2° and 25°C (36° and 77°F).
OPTIVAR (azelastine hydrochloride) ® 0.2 mL container: Store at controlled room temperature 20°-25°C (68° -77°F).

OPTIVAR (azelastine hydrochloride) ® 6 mL container Manufactured by: Patheon UK Ltd., Swindon, United Kingdom. OPTIVAR (azelastine hydrochloride) ® 0.2 mL container Manufactured by: Catalent Pharma Solutions, Woodstock, Illinois, USA. Distributed by: Meda Pharmaceuticals™, Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc., Somerset, New Jersey 08873-4120. OPTIVAR (azelastine hydrochloride) ® 6 ml container Made in United Kingdom. OPTIVAR (azelastine hydrochloride) ® 0.2 mL Made in United States. Issued 06/2008. FDA revision date: 07/02/08

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 8/5/2008

How Supplied

Optivar - User Reviews

Optivar User Reviews

Now you can gain knowledge and insight about a drug treatment with Patient Discussions.

Here is a collection of user reviews for the medication Optivar sorted by most helpful. Patient Discussions FAQs

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Allergies & Asthma

Improve treatments & prevent attacks.