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Antihistamine (Eye Drop)

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Antihistamine (Eyedrop) Adult, Children

Antihistamine (Eye Drop) - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Antihistamine (Eye Drop) cause?

  • Headache, blurred vision

These effects are mild and will subside after some time. Do not drive or operate machinery immediately after using the eye drops.

  • Burning, stinging, redness or eye irritation of the eye

If the discomfort continues for more than a few minutes, discontinue the medication, and rinse the affected eye with normal saline eye wash.

To avoid eye irritation, remove contact lens prior to application of the eye drops and wait at least 30 minutes before re-inserting the contact lens.

If you experience the following symptoms, your conditions may be too serious for self-treatment and you should consult a doctor:

  • Pain in the eye
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Change in vision
  • Gritty, sandy sensation in the eye
  • Discharge or mucous coming from the eye
  • Symptoms persist after self-treatment

The symptoms of a drug allergy includes one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes /lips/ tongue
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Antihistamine (Eye Drop), what precautions must I follow?

​Inform your healthcare professionals if:

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Antihistamine (Eye Drop)?

Antihistamine (Eye Drop) - Additional Information

  • Updated on Thursday, December 17, 2020
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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