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Azelastine Hydrochloride (a-ZEL-as-teen)

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What is Optivar eye drops:

Optivar eye drop is effectively used to cure the allergic infection in the eyes that is also known as allergic conjunctivitis.  It contains the active medicine known as Azelastine which belongs to antihistamines class of drug. Allergic conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the eyes that occurs due allergy. The symptoms of conjunctivitis are redness, excess of lacrimation, itching and swelling of conjunctiva. The symptoms occur due to excess production of histamines. Azelastine is an antihistaminic drug which blocks the secretion of histamines.

What is the mechanism of action of Optivar eye drops?

Azelastine is an antihistaminic drug. It binds to the H1-receptor sites on effector cells and has antagonistic activity. It prevents the histamines from binding on its receptor. It restrains the release of histamine and other mediators such as mast cells, which are causes of allergic reactions.

Under what conditions the use of Optivar eye drops is contraindicated?

  • It is contraindicated in a case when a patient has known or suspected allergic reaction towards Optivar eye drops or its other ingredients.

What are the Drug Interactions of Optivar eye drops?

No such drug interaction profile of this medicine has been confirmed. But if you find that efficacy of this medicine get reduced when it is taken with other medicine, then consult your doctor to get better treatment.

How to store Optivar eye drops?

It should be kept at room temperature, away from heat, sunlight and moisture. Don't keep it in refrigerator. Keep it out of reach from children and pets.


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What is the correct administration of Optivar eye drops?

  • In order to avoid contamination, first wash your hand with soap or antiseptic before using these eye drops.
  • Then carefully open the cap of the container and tilt your head back and look upward direction and pull your lower eyelid of your eye to make a pocket.
  • Then administer one drop of Optivar eye drops twice a day in the affected eye.
  • Then close your eyes for at least for two minutes and don't blink your eyes.
  • Remove the excess of medicine around eye with a dry tissue paper.
  • If you are using contact lenses, remove them before application of eye drop and wait for 10 to 15 minutes after administration of eye drops.

What to do in case of missed dose?

To get a quick and effective recovery from allergic reaction, you should not miss any dose. If you overlook any dose of this medicine, then apply it as soon as you remember it. But if you are near the following dose, then don't use it.

What to do in case of overdose?

In case of overdose of this medicine consult your doctor as soon as possible to get relief from symptoms of overdosing.

What are the side effects of Optivar eye drops?

The possible side effects one may encounter while using this medicine are blurred vision, burning sensation in the eye, headache, bitter taste in mouth, swelling of mouth and face and stinging.

Precautions or warning:

  • This is not recommended for children under 3 years of age because the product safety and efficacy have not been confirmed.
  • Don't drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery because vision gets temporarily blurred after using this medicine.
  • Don't touch the tip of eye drop container with naked hands.
  • Always remove your contact lenses before application and wear it after 10 to 15 minutes after the application of this medicine.