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Alcaftadine Ophthalmic Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 12, 2020.

Applies to the following strengths: 0.25%

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Allergic Conjunctivitis

1 drop instilled into each eye once a day

Comments:
-Contacts should be removed before administration, and may be reinserted after 15 minutes.
-When additional ophthalmic medications are used, an interval of at least 5 minutes between each application is recommended.

Use: Prevention of itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Conjunctivitis

2 years and older: 1 drop instilled into each eye once a day

Comments:
-Contacts should be removed before administration, and may be reinserted after 15 minutes.
-When additional ophthalmic medications are used, an interval of at least 5 minutes between each application is recommended.

Use: Prevention of itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-Hypersensitivity to the active component or to any of the ingredients

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 2 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-During administration, patients should avoid touching tip of the single-use vial to the eye or any surface.
-Soft contact lenses should not be used during instillation of the drug; lenses may be inserted at least 10 minutes after instillation.

General:
-If patients are using more than 1 ophthalmic formulation concurrently, at least 5 minutes should elapse between administration of the ophthalmic solution and additional formulation(s)

Patient advice:
-Inform patients that this drug may cause blurred vision, and they should avoid driving or operating machinery if these side effects occur.
-Advise patients to speak to their healthcare provider if they become pregnant, intend to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

Further information

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