Emadine Side Effects

Generic Name: emedastine ophthalmic

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of emedastine ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Emadine.

Not all side effects for Emadine 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 emedastine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by emedastine ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Emadine). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking emedastine ophthalmic, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

Less common
  • Abnormal dreams
  • blurred vision or other change in vision
  • eye redness, irritation, or pain
  • tearing, discomfort, or other eye irritation not present before therapy or becoming worse during therapy
  • weakness

Some of the side effects that can occur with emedastine 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:

More common
  • Headache
Less common
  • Bad taste
  • burning or stinging of the eye
  • dry eye
  • feeling of something in the eye
  • itching
  • skin rash
  • stuffy or runny nose

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to emedastine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Ocular

Ocular side effects have included blurred vision, burning or stinging of the eye, corneal infiltrates, corneal staining, dry eye, foreign body sensation, hyperemia, ocular discomfort, tearing, and keratitis in less than 5% of patients.[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache (11%), asthenia (<5%), and abnormal dreams (<5%).[Ref]

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included rhinitis (<5%) and sinusitis (<5%).[Ref]

Other

Other side effects have included bad taste (<5%).[Ref]

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included pruritus and dermatitis in less than 5% of patients.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Emadine (emedastine ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.

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