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Medications for Conjunctivitis, Allergic

Other names: Allergic Conjunctivitis; Conjunctivitides, allergic

About Conjunctivitis, Allergic

The eye's reaction to allergy-causing substances like pollen and dander, which usually includes redness, tearing, and itching of the eyes.

Drugs used to treat Conjunctivitis, Allergic

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
ketotifen 7.3 17 reviews
OTC C N

Generic name: ketotifen ophthalmic

Brand names:  Zaditor, Alaway, Claritin Eye, Refresh Eye Itch Relief …show all

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Zaditor 5.3 7 reviews
OTC C N

Generic name: ketotifen ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

azelastine 8.3 4 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: azelastine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Alaway 10 3 reviews
OTC C N

Generic name: ketotifen ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Bepreve 6.6 25 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: bepotastine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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cromolyn Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: cromolyn ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Elestat 9.0 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: epinastine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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Lastacaft 5.2 23 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: alcaftadine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

prednisone 9.0 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

prednisolone 1.0 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: prednisolone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

epinastine 9.0 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: epinastine ophthalmic

Brand name:  Elestat

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Alocril 10 1 review
Rx B N

Generic name: nedocromil ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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cetirizine Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: cetirizine ophthalmic

Brand name:  Zerviate

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

nedocromil 10 1 review
Rx B N

Generic name: nedocromil ophthalmic

Brand name:  Alocril

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

bepotastine 6.8 26 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: bepotastine ophthalmic

Brand name:  Bepreve

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

doxylamine Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: doxylamine systemic

Brand names:  Equate Sleep Aid, Care One Sleep Aid, Equaline Sleep Aid

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

alcaftadine 5.2 23 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: alcaftadine ophthalmic

Brand name:  Lastacaft

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

carbinoxamine Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: carbinoxamine systemic

Brand names:  Arbinoxa, Carboxine, Histex CT, Histex IE, Histex PD, Karbinal ER, Ryvent …show all

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Claritin Eye Rate Add review
OTC C N

Generic name: ketotifen ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Zerviate Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: cetirizine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

Arbinoxa Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: carbinoxamine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

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Equate Sleep Aid Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: doxylamine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Refresh Eye Itch Relief Rate Add review
OTC C N

Generic name: ketotifen ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

triprolidine Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N X

Generic name: triprolidine systemic

Brand names:  Histex, M-Hist PD, Vanaclear PD

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Carboxine Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: carbinoxamine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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