Alcafta Sterile Eye Drops(Alcaftadine)

Therapeutic Group: Ophthalmic

Presentation

Alcafta Eye Drops : Each ml contains Alcaftadine INN 2.5 mg

Description

Alcaftadine is an H1, H2 & H4 histamine receptor antagonist and inhibitor of the release of histamine from mast cells.

Indications

Alcaftadine is indicated for the prevention of itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis.

Dosage & Administration

Instill one drop in each eye once daily.

Side Effects

Reported side effects are irritation, burning, eye redness, itching etc. Other side effects are headache, ocular pruritus and nasopharyngitis.

Precautions

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.

Use in Pregnancy & Lactation

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.