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Epinastine ophthalmic Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to epinastine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, epinastine ophthalmic 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 epinastine ophthalmic:

More common
  • Burning sensation in the eye
  • increase in blood flow to the whites of the eyes
  • redness, itching, pain, swelling, or other irritation of the eye

Some side effects of epinastine 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 - some side effects were similar to problem being treated
  • Body aches or pain
  • chills
  • cough
  • difficulty with breathing
  • ear congestion
  • fever
  • headache
  • loss of voice
  • nasal congestion
  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Less common - some side effects were similar to problem being treated
  • Congestion
  • hoarseness
  • increased cough
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • shortness of breath
  • stuffy nose
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • tightness of the chest or wheezing
  • trouble with swallowing
  • troubled breathing
  • voice changes

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to epinastine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

General

The most common ocular side effects reported were a burning sensation following instillation, folliculosis, hyperemia, and pruritus of the eye.[Ref]

Ocular

Common: Burning, irritation, pruritus
Uncommon: Hyperemia, discharge, dryness, visual disturbance
Postmarketing reports: Increased lacrimation, eye pain[Ref]

Respiratory

Uncommon: Asthma, nasal irritation, rhinitis[Ref]

Nervous system

Uncommon: Headache, dysgeusia[Ref]

References

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

2. "Product Information. Elestat (epinastine ophthalmic)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.

Some side effects of epinastine ophthalmic may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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