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Health Tip: Applying Eye Drops

Posted 9 May 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Applying eye drops without the excess trickling down your face can be tricky. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology suggests: Wash your hands, then take the bottle of eye drops and slowly rotate it for 30 seconds. Lean your head back and gently pull down the lower eyelid. Use your index finger to pull down the lid, or use your thumb and index finger to gently pinch the lower lid. Taking care to avoid the dropper touching your eye, let one drop fall into the pocket formed in your lower eyelid. If you are supposed to use more than one drop, wait three to four minutes before applying the second one. Close your eyes for a minute, then put gentle pressure over the spot where your eyelid joins with your nose. Replace the cap on the bottle. Use a tissue to wipe away any extra medicine, and wash your hands again. Read more

Related support groups: Eye Conditions, Glaucoma, Eye Dryness/Redness, Cataract, Glaucoma (Open Angle), Conjunctivitis, Conjunctivitis - Bacterial, Dry Eye Disease, Glaucoma/Intraocular Hypertension, Conjunctivitis - Allergic, Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis, Glaucoma (Narrow Angle), Inclusion Conjunctivitis, Glaucoma with Pupillary Block, Ocular Fungal Infection, Neonatal Conjunctivitis

Sanofi's Xyzal Allergy 24HR Approved for Over-the-Counter Use

Posted 10 Feb 2017 by Drugs.com

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Sanofi announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xyzal Allergy 24HR as an over-the-counter (OTC) treatment for the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal and year-round allergies. Specifically, two formulations of Xyzal are now approved for OTC use – 5 mg tablets for ages 6 years and older, as well as 0.5 mg/mL oral solution for ages 2 years and older. Xyzal is an oral antihistamine with a proven 24-hour effect. "The FDA approval of Xyzal builds on our heritage of successful Rx-to-OTC switches, and adds another trusted option to our existing portfolio of OTC allergy medications," said Robert Long, Head of North America Consumer Healthcare, Sanofi. "We look forward to making it available to allergy sufferers across the country, as the latest product in our growing consumer healthcare business." As m ... Read more

Related support groups: Allergies, Allergic Rhinitis, Hay Fever, Xyzal, Levocetirizine, Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis, Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride

Health Tip: Easing Eye Allergies

Posted 18 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

-- When your eyes turn red, water and itch, it can make you miserable. The American Academy of Ophthalmology offers these suggestions for coping with eye allergies: Stay away from things that bother you, such as pollen, mold, dust and pets. Don't rub your eyes. Use over-the-counter artificial tears or an eye drop that contains an antihistamine. Take a decongestant medication. If it also contains an antihistamine, it could make you sleepy. Talk to your doctor about the possibility of getting allergy shots. Read more

Related support groups: Allergic Reactions, Allergies, Eye Conditions, Eye Dryness/Redness, Eye Redness/Itching, Conjunctivitis - Allergic, Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis

Health Tip: If Something's in Your Eye

Posted 21 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

-- If you have something in your eye, rubbing it could cause a scratch called a corneal abrasion. To get something out of your eye, the American Academy of Family Physicians suggests: Use clean water or saline solution to flush it out. Blink frequently, or gently pull the upper eyelid over the lower. Use a soft tissue or cotton swab to gently remove something that's on the white of your eye, but never do this when the object sits on the colored portion, called the cornea. Call your doctor at once if you can't get relief. Read more

Related support groups: Eye Conditions, Eye Dryness/Redness, Conjunctivitis, Conjunctivitis - Bacterial, Corneal Abrasion, Eye Redness/Itching, Conjunctivitis - Allergic, Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis

Health Tip: Soothing Pinkeye Discomfort

Posted 11 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Pinkeye is a highly contagious eye infection that's common in children. Experts say there are steps you can take at home to help those itchy eyes feel better. The American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests: For pinkeye that's triggered by an allergy, create a cool compress using a damp, wrung-out clean cloth. Be sure to use a different cloth for each eye to avoid spreading the infection. Apply a warm compress for pinkeye caused by a virus or bacteria. Use lubricating eye drops, which are available over the counter. See a doctor if symptoms don't improve. Read more

Related support groups: Eye Conditions, Eye Dryness/Redness, Conjunctivitis, Eye Redness/Itching, Conjunctivitis - Allergic, Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis

Health Tip: Putting Medicine in Your Eyes

Posted 16 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

-- You may be wary about applying those new eyedrops prescribed by your doctor. The Cleveland Clinic recommends: Use warm water and soap to wash your hands, then dry with a clean towel. Either grab a mirror or lie down before applying the medicine. Look up at the ceiling, then use one hand to pull down the lower eyelid. Hold the medicine in your other hand, resting on your forehead if needed. Without letting the tip of the bottle or tube touch the eye, gently place the medicine inside your lower eyelid. Then close your eye. If you are taking both an ointment and an eye drop, put the eye drop in first. Wait about five minutes before applying the ointment. Read more

Related support groups: Eye Conditions, Glaucoma, Eye Dryness/Redness, Glaucoma (Open Angle), Macular Degeneration, Conjunctivitis, Conjunctivitis - Bacterial, Blepharitis, Keratitis, Ocular Herpes Simplex, Corneal Ulcer, Corneal Abrasion, Glaucoma/Intraocular Hypertension, Eye Redness/Itching, Conjunctivitis - Allergic, Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis, Glaucoma (Narrow Angle), Herpes Simplex Dendritic Keratitis, Blepharoconjunctivitis, Glaucoma with Pupillary Block

FDA Approves Tris Pharma's New Drug Application for Karbinal ER

Posted 3 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Tris Pharma, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative drug delivery technologies, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its New Drug Application (NDA) for Karbinal ER (carbinoxamine maleate) Extended-release Oral Suspension 4mg/5mL, the first sustained-release histamine receptor blocking agent indicated for the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis in children ages 2 and up. "Karbinal ER is dosed only once every 12 hours, making it an attractive treatment option for the millions of allergy sufferers who don't respond to second-generation antihistamines and aren't satisfied with the cumbersome dosing schedules associated with the first-generation antihistamines," said Ketan Mehta, founder, President, and CEO of Tris Pharma. "The approval of Karbinal ER ... Read more

Related support groups: Allergic Reactions, Allergies, Allergic Rhinitis, Rhinitis, Allergic Urticaria, Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis, Vasomotor Rhinitis, Carbinoxamine, Allergic Dermatitis, Allergic Conjunctivitis, Allergic Purpura

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