Azelast Eye Drop
Azelast Eye Drop is an ophthalmic solution. It treats allergic conjunctivitis. It blocks certain substances that are responsible for allergic symptoms such as redness or itching in the eyes. This helps to treat sudden and short-term allergic infections of the eyes.
What is Allergic Conjunctivitis?
Allergic Conjunctivitis is an inflammation caused in the eye due to allergic reactions to pollen or mold spores. Inside of your eyelid and the covering of your eyeball have a membrane which is known as the conjunctiva. Allergic conjunctivitis is fairly common during the pollen season.
What are the types of Allergic Conjunctivitis?
Allergic conjunctivitis are two types;-
Acute Allergic Conjunctivitis;-
This is a common type of allergic conjunctivitis, especially during the fever season. Because of this The eyelids swell, itch, and burn. Also, some might have a watery nose
Chronic Allergic Conjunctivitis;-
This is a less common type of allergic conjunctivitis and can occur throughout the year. It is an allergic response to allergens such as food, dust, or animal dander. The symptoms may come and go, but they could include burning, itching, and light sensitivity.
What are The Symptoms of Allergic Conjunctivitis?
Watery Eyes or white, stringy mucus discharge
Sensitivity to light
How do Azelast Eye Drops work?
Azelastine Eye Drops are classified as an antihistamine. It prevents the effects of a substance called histamine, which the body produces. Histamine causes itching, sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes.
How to Use
Use eye drops in the affected eye twice a day. Wash your hands before you apply the drops, to avoid infection. And do not touch the tip of the dropper or let it touch the eye surface. Remove your contact lenses before you apply for the drop. Wait for at least 10 minutes before you wear your contact lenses. Lean your head back, look upwards, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pocket. Now hold the dropper above the pocket and put one drop in the eye. Look down, slowly close your eyes and place one finger in the corner of your eye. Apply pressure to the corner of the eye for 1-2 minutes, to prevent the medicine from getting drained.
Use the same method when applying to the other eyes. If you are using any other drug, use them for at least 5 mins after. Do not rinse the dropper after use.
Azelastine Side Effects
Is Azelast Eye Drop an antibiotic?
No, azelastine eye drops are not an antibiotic. They are categorized under a class called antihistamines. Histamine is a chemical found in the body that is responsible for many allergic symptoms. When your body comes in contact with substances such as dust, the immune system incorrectly believes that this usually harmless substance is harmful to the body.
Consult your health expert if you are allergic to azelastine or if you have any other allergies
Discuss the risks with your health expert before using this drug while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not administrate this drop to children under 3 years old.
Do not drink alcohol while taking azelastine eye drops. Also, talk to your health expert beforehand.
Check the instructions on the packaging related to storage, because different bands have different storage instructions.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Ans. Take the missed dose as you remember and if this is the time for your next dose then skip the previous one. But do not overdose.
What happens if I overdose?
Ans. In case of overdose contact your doctor for medical help.
What should I avoid while taking Azelastine Eye Drops?
Ans. You Should avoid wearing contact lenses till the allergic symptoms subside, and the required course period of the medicine ends.
What are the other drugs that can affect Azelastine?
Ans. Certain drugs might interact with azelastine, therefore, always inform your doctors about the drugs or injections you are taking. That includes prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines too.
Is azelast eye drop is safe to use?
Ans-Yes, It is safe to use if you have taken the advice of your health expert before use.
Is azelast eye drop effective?
Ans-Yes, It is a very effective drug but you should take it as your doctor suggests.
Do not forget to take the advice of your health expert before using it.
It is useful to treat sudden and short-term allergic infections of the eyes.
After putting the drop into your eye put pressure on the corners of your eyes for about a minute.
If you want to use other drugs in the eyes wait at least 5-10 minutes.
You may experience a stinging sensation after using the drop. Contact your doctor if it stays.
Use the bottle within a month after opening it.