Alcaftadine ophthalmic Side Effects

Not all side effects for alcaftadine ophthalmic may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to alcaftadine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by alcaftadine ophthalmic. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking alcaftadine ophthalmic:

Less common
  • Burning or stinging sensation in the eye
  • itching of the eyes
  • red, sore eyes

Some of the side effects that can occur with alcaftadine ophthalmic may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

Less common
  • Chills
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • headache
  • joint pain
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle aches and pains
  • nausea
  • runny nose
  • shivering
  • sore throat
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • sweating
  • trouble sleeping
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to alcaftadine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Ocular

Ocular side effects have included eye irritation, burning and/or stinging upon instillation, eye redness and eye pruritus.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included nasopharyngitis.

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache.

General

General side effects have included influenza.

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