Generic Name: Epinastine (ep i NAS teen)
Brand Name: Elestat
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 4, 2019.
Uses of Elestat:
- It is used to treat eye irritation due to allergies.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Elestat?
- If you have an allergy to epinastine or any other part of Elestat (epinastine).
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Elestat (epinastine) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Elestat?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Elestat (epinastine). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Do not use Elestat (epinastine) to treat contact lens irritation.
- Do not wear contact lenses if your eyes are red.
- Use as you have been told, even if your signs get better.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Elestat (epinastine) while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Elestat) best taken?
Use Elestat (epinastine) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- For the eye only.
- Take out contact lenses before using Elestat (epinastine). Lenses may be put back in 10 minutes after Elestat (epinastine) is given. Do not put contacts back in if your eyes are irritated or infected.
- Wash hands before and after use.
- Do not touch the container tip to the eye, lid, or other skin.
- Tilt your head back and drop drug into the eye.
- After use, keep your eyes closed. Put pressure on the inside corner of the eye. Do this for 1 to 2 minutes. This keeps the drug in your eye.
- Do not use if solution changes color.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not use 2 doses or extra doses.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
- Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
What are some other side effects of Elestat?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- More tears.
- Signs of a common cold.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
How do I store and/or throw out Elestat?
- Store at room temperature.
- Keep lid tightly closed.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Elestat (epinastine), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
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- Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants