Levocabastine ophthalmic Side Effects

It is possible that some side effects of levocabastine ophthalmic may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to levocabastine ophthalmic: ophthalmic suspension

Along with its needed effects, levocabastine ophthalmic may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking levocabastine ophthalmic:

Less common
  • Headache
  • Change in vision or trouble in seeing
  • cough
  • eye pain
  • nausea
  • redness, tearing, discharge, or other eye irritation not present before therapy or becoming worse during therapy
  • skin rash
  • sore throat
  • swelling of eyelids
  • troubled breathing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of levocabastine ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Burning or stinging when medicine is applied
Less common
  • Dry eyes
  • dry mouth
  • feeling sleepy

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to levocabastine ophthalmic: ophthalmic suspension


In general, levocabastine is very well tolerated with minimal adverse effects. Most studies have indicated that the percent of adverse reactions with levocabastine occur with similar frequency on placebo. Local mild, transient stinging and burning appear to be the most common adverse effect occurring in approximately 25% of patients. Adverse effects do not appear to be dose-related.

Nervous system

Nervous system adverse effects have included headache (5%), dry mouth, fatigue, and somnolence.


Ocular side effects have included stinging, burning, visual disturbances, eye pain, eye dryness, red eyes, eyelid edema, lacrimation, and eye discharge.


Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea.


Respiratory side effects have included dyspnea, pharyngitis, and cough.


Dermatologic side effects have included rash and erythema.

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