Alcafta Eye Drops : Each ml contains Alcaftadine INN 2.5 mg
Alcaftadine is an H1, H2 & H4 histamine receptor antagonist and inhibitor of the release of histamine from mast cells.
Alcaftadine is indicated for the prevention of itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis.
Instill one drop in each eye once daily.
Reported side effects are irritation, burning, eye redness, itching etc. Other side effects are headache, ocular pruritus and nasopharyngitis.
The drug should not be instilled while wearing contact lenses. If hypersensitivity reaction occurs after instillation patients should be advised to discontinue the use of Alcaftadine and consult with physicians.
Alcaftadine is pregnancy Category B. Alcaftadine has not been shown to cause birth defects or other problems during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is not known whether Alcaftadine is secreted in human milk or not. Caution should be exercised when Alcaftadine is administered to a nursing mother.