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Bepreve Side Effects

Generic name: bepotastine ophthalmic

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 29, 2023.

Note: This document contains side effect information about bepotastine ophthalmic. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Bepreve.

Applies to bepotastine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution.

Serious side effects of Bepreve

Along with its needed effects, bepotastine ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Bepreve) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking bepotastine ophthalmic:

Less common

Incidence not known

Other side effects of Bepreve

Some side effects of bepotastine ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Less common

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to bepotastine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution.


The most common side effect reported was a mild taste following instillation.


Common (1% to 10%): Eye irritation[Ref]

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Taste abnormality (25%)

Common (1% to 10%): Headache[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Nasopharyngitis[Ref]


Postmarketing reports: Itching, body rash, swelling of lips, tongue and/or throat


1. (2009) "Product Information. Bepreve (bepotastine ophthalmic)." ISTA Pharmaceuticals

Further information

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

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.