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Emadine Side Effects

Generic name: emedastine ophthalmic

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Nov 21, 2020.

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

For the Consumer

Applies to emedastine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Side effects include:


For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to emedastine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution


The most common side effect reported was headache.[Ref]


Common: Eye pain, eye pruritus, conjunctival hyperemia

Uncommon: Corneal infiltrates, corneal staining, blurred vision, eye irritation, dry eye, foreign body sensation in eyes, increased tearing, asthenopia, ocular hyperemia

Frequency not reported: Discomfort, keratitis[Ref]

Nervous system

Very Common: Headache (11%)

Uncommon: Sinus headache, dysgeusia[Ref]


Uncommon: Rash[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Dermatitis[Ref]


Uncommon: Abnormal dreams[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Tachycardia[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Rhinitis, sinusitis[Ref]

More about Emadine (emedastine ophthalmic)

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1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

2. "Product Information. Emadine (emedastine ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.

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.