Optivar Medication - Uses & Side Effects
Optivar®(azelastine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution, 0.05%) is a sterile ophthalmic solution indicated for the treatment of itching of the eye associated with allergic conjunctivitis in adults and children 3 years of age and older. Optivar is taken to relieve and prevent the itchy eyes brought on by seasonal allergies. The drug usually starts to work within 3 minutes of placing the drops in the eye, and its effects usually last for about 8 hours. Azelastine is an anti-allergic medication. It inhibits processes in the body that cause allergic symptoms after exposure to an allergen.
This medication is an antihistamine. It works by blocking certain natural substances (such as histamines) responsible for allergic symptoms. Do not use this medication to treat redness and irritation due to wearing contact lenses.
Uses of Optivar
Side Effects of Optivar
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue using Optivar. Side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Optivar :
Drug Interaction :-Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.
An overdose of this medication is unlikely to occur. If you do suspect an overdose, call an emergency room or poison control left near you. If the drops have been ingested (taken by mouth), call an emergency left for advice.
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