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Elestat Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Elestat(TM) is a topical antihistamine with mast cell stabilizing and anti-inflammatory activity. It is licensed from Boehringer-Ingelheim and was developed by Allergan for the relief of ocular itching associated with ocular allergies.

Elestat Dosage

The usual starting dosage is one drop in each affected eye twice a day. It may be increase but it depend upon the illness that how is in which state.

Uses of Elestat

  • Elestat is an eye drop that is used to prevent itching that happens with eye allergies (allergic conjunctivitis).
  • It may also be used for that medical condition those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Elestat

The most common side effects with Elestat occur in 10% or less of patients and include: 

  • a burning feeling in the eye 
  • inflammation of eye lid follicles (ocular folliculosis) 
  • redness of the eye (ocular hyperemia) 
  • itching of the eye (ocular pruritis) 
  • cold symptoms 
  • upper respiratory system infections

Warnings and precautions before taking Elestat:

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not use this medicine to treat occasional redness and irritation that is caused by wearing contact lenses.
  • Do not use Elestat if you have a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection in the eye, unless you are also using an anti-infective medicine.
  • It is not known whether epinastine passes into breast milk. Do not use Elestat without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Drug Interaction:-

  • No interactions with other medicines have been reported. But if you are using Elestat with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered.
  • It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Elestat with other drugs. So you should also tell your doctor about all other medicines that you are taking, such as non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products.
Overdose
  • An overdose of this medication is unlikely to be life-threatening.
  • If an overdose is suspected or if the drops have been ingested, contact an emergency room or poison control center for advice.

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