Drug: Lastacaft (alcaftadine ophthalmic)

What is alcaftadine ophthalmic (Lastacaft)? Alcaftadine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms such as itchy or watery eyes.Alcaftadine ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to prevent itching in the eyes caused by allergies.Alcaftadine ophthalmic should not be used to treat eye irritation caused by contact lenses.Alcaftadine ophthalmic may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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What are the possible side effects of alcaftadine ophthalmic (Lastacaft)? Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.Stop using alcaftadine ophthalmic and call your doctor at once if you have severe burning, stinging, or other irritation after using the eye drops.Less serious side effects may include:
  • mild burnng, stinging, or irritation;
  • eye redness or itching;
  • runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, flu symptoms; or
  • headache.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What other drugs will affect alcaftadine ophthalmic (Lastacaft)? It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on alcaftadine ophthalmic used in the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medicines you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

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What happens if I overdose (Lastacaft)? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

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