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Medications for Conjunctivitis, Allergic

Other names: Allergic Conjunctivitis; Conjunctivitides, allergic

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

Medications 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 Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Zaditor C N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ketotifen ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
ketotifen C N 8 reviews
9.0

Generic name: ketotifen ophthalmic

Brand names:  Zaditor, Alaway, Zyrtec Itchy Eye Drops, Eye Itch Relief, Claritin Eye, Refresh Eye Itch Relief, Thera Tears Allergy Eye Itch Relief

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

 
Alaway C N Add review
10

Generic name: ketotifen ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

 
Optivar C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: azelastine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
azelastine C N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: azelastine ophthalmic

Brand name:  Optivar

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Bepreve C N 17 reviews
7.0

Generic name: bepotastine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Elestat C N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: epinastine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Lastacaft B N 19 reviews
5.0

Generic name: alcaftadine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
cromolyn B N Add review
6.0

Generic name: cromolyn ophthalmic

Brand name:  Crolom

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

 
Alocril B N 1 review
10

Generic name: nedocromil ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Zyrtec Itchy Eye Drops C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ketotifen ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
prednisone C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
epinastine C N 3 reviews
9.0

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

 
nedocromil B N 1 review
10

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

 
Emadine B N Add review Rate

Generic name: emedastine ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
bepotastine C N 18 reviews
7.0

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

 
Crolom B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cromolyn ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
alcaftadine B N 19 reviews
5.0

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

 
Eye Itch Relief C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ketotifen ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

 
Palgic C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: carbinoxamine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Claritin Eye C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ketotifen ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

 
doxylamine B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxylamine systemic

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

 
Equate Sleep Aid B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxylamine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Arbinoxa C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: carbinoxamine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
carbinoxamine C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: carbinoxamine systemic

Brand names:  Palgic, Arbinoxa, Pediatex, Carboxine, Histex CT, Histex IE, Histex PD, Karbinal ER, Pediox, Ryvent

Drug class: antihistamines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
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 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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