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Levocabastine (Ophthalmic)

Generic Name: Levocabastine (Ophthalmic) (LEE voe kab as teen)

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 11, 2019.

Uses of Levocabastine:

  • It is used to treat eye irritation due to allergies.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Levocabastine?

  • If you have an allergy to levocabastine or any other part of levocabastine (ophthalmic).
  • If you are allergic to levocabastine (ophthalmic); any part of levocabastine (ophthalmic); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
  • If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not use levocabastine (ophthalmic) if you are pregnant.
  • If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take levocabastine (ophthalmic).

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 levocabastine (ophthalmic) 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 Levocabastine?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take levocabastine (ophthalmic). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how levocabastine (ophthalmic) affects you.
  • Do not use levocabastine (ophthalmic) for longer than you were told by your doctor.

How is this medicine (Levocabastine) best taken?

Use levocabastine (ophthalmic) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • For the eye only.
  • Wash your hands before and after use.
  • Shake well before use.
  • Take out contact lenses before using levocabastine (ophthalmic). Talk with your doctor to see if contact lenses may be put back in after you use levocabastine (ophthalmic). Do not put contacts back in if your eyes are irritated or infected.
  • 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.

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 at the same time or extra doses.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.

What are some other side effects of Levocabastine?

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:

  • Eye irritation.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Levocabastine?

  • Store upright at room temperature. Throw away any part not used after 1 month.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.

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.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

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Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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