Alcarex Eye Drops 5ml 1's

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INTRODUCTION

ALCAREX contains Alcaftadine which belongs to the group of medicines called Ocular antihistamines and decongestants. It is used to prevent eye itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis is an eye inflammation caused due to exposure of eye(s) towards various allergens such as pollens, dusts, or molds etc. Symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis may include eye redness, itching or irritation with excessive tear production.

Alcaftadine is a H1 histamine receptor antagonist. It blocks the effects of certain chemicals (Ex. histamines) in the body which are responsible for triggering the allergic response. Therefore, when administered into the eyes, it prevents the onset of allergic reactions such as eye itching, irritation or inflammation.

Do not use ALCAREX while wearing soft contact lenses. Make sure to remove them before applying ALCAREX and wait for at least 10 minutes before reinsertion. ALCAREX should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by your physician. The use of ALCAREX can make you feel drowsy, and so be cautious while you perform tasks that requires complete concentration such as driving or handling heavy tools or machines. Contact your doctor if your eye condition worsens or does not improve after 3 days of use. The most common side effects of using ALCAREX are eye redness, itching, irritation, burning and/or stinging sensation upon use. Contact your doctor if any of them bothers you.

USES OF ALCAREX

  • Prevents eye itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis

HOW ALCAREX WORKS

ALCAREX blocks the effects of certain chemicals (Ex. histamines) in the body which are responsible for triggering the allergic response. As a result, when applied topically into the eyes, it prevents the onset of allergic reactions such as eye itching, irritation or inflammation.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Use ALCAREX as advised by your physician. It is for ophthalmic use only. Wash your hands before application. Tilt your head slightly backwards and place the tip of the container close to your eyes. Gently pull your lower eyelid and instill few drops of the medicine as directed by your physician. Close your eyes and gently press the inner corner of your eye for 2 minutes. Repeat the same in the other eye if required.

Do not touch the tip of the container with your eyes, eyelids or areas around your eyes or fingers, to avoid contamination. If you wear soft contact lenses, make sure to remove them before using ALCAREX and wait for at least 10 minutes before reinsertion. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and health condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ALCAREX

COMMON

  • eye redness, irritation, itching, or burning or stinging sensation
  • headache
  • inflammation of the nose and throat
  • blurred vision, drowsiness

RARE

Stop using ALCAREX and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • signs of allergic reaction (such as skin rash, itching, difficulty in breathing or swelling of the eyes)
  • intolerable eye pain/discomfort with eye redness and changes in vision

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Eye redness, itching, irritation, or burning or stinging sensation

Place an ice pack on your eyes. Wash your eyes with cold water. Avoid watching direct light sources. Do not strain your eyes too much. Try to close your eyes and relax. If you experience intolerable eye pain with itching, irritation or redness contact your doctor immediately.

Blurred vision:

Avoid driving or going outside on your own if you experience blurred vision after using ALCAREX. Close your eyes for some time until your vision gets clear. Contact your doctor if this symptom bothers you.

Headache:  

Rest and relax. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Apply a pain-relieving balm on your forehead if required. Do not consume too much of alcohol. Consult your doctor if the symptom worsens.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ALCAREX should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by your physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before using.

BREASTFEEDING

There is no proper information regarding the use of ALCAREX among breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before using.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate heavy tools or machines if you experience drowsiness or blurred vision after using ALCAREX.

ALLERGY

Do not use ALCAREX if you are allergic to Alcaftadine.

OTHERS

Use in pediatrics:

  • ALCAREX should be used in children (aged above 3 years) only if prescribed by your physician. The safety and effectiveness of ALCAREX in children aged below 2 years have not been established. Therefore, consult your doctor before using.

Use in geriatrics:

  • ALCAREX should be used with caution in elderly patients. Consult your doctor before using.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before using ALCAREX, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines such as:

  • medicines used to treat depression (such as tricyclic antidepressants) Ex. amitriptyline, nortriptyline, doxepin
  • other antihistamines (used to reduce allergic reactions) Ex. diphenhydramine, chlorpheniramine
  • nutritional supplements
  • herbal products

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally used more of ALCAREX, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Alcaftadine
Pharmacological Category :   H1 histamine receptor antagonist
Therapeutic Indication :  

Allergic conjunctivitis

Dosage Forms :  

Eye Drops, Ophthalmic Solution

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep ALCAREX out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature
  • Do not use this medicine for more than 4 weeks of opening

FAQs ABOUT ALCAREX

Can ALCAREX reduce itching in the eyes?

Yes. ALCAREX is used to reduce eye itching associated with allergic eye conditions. It contains alcaftadine which is an antihistamine. It blocks the effects of certain chemicals in the body which are responsible for triggering the allergic response.

Can ALCAREX cause blurred vision?

Yes. ALCAREX can cause blurred vision in some individuals after application. Avoid driving or going outside on your own if you experience blurred vision. Close your eyes for some time until your vision gets clear. Contact your doctor if this symptom bothers you.

How to use [GBNKEYWORD]?

Use ALCAREX as advised by your physician. It is for ophthalmic use only. Wash your hands before application. Tilt your head slightly backwards and place the tip of the container close to your eyes. Gently pull the lower eye lid and instill few drops of the medicine as directed by your physician. Close your eyes and gently press the inner corner of your eye for 2 minutes. Repeat the same in the other eye if required. Do not use this medicine while wearing soft contact lenses.

What should I know before using ALCAREX?

Before using ALCAREX, inform your doctor if you are allergic to Alcaftadine or any of the ingredients present in the medicine. Inform your doctor if you have any other eye problems apart from conjunctivitis. Do not use this medicine while wearing soft contact lenses. Make sure to remove them before applying ALCAREX and wait for at least 10 minutes before reinsertion. ALCAREX can make you feel drowsy, and so be cautious while you perform tasks that requires complete concentration such as driving or handling heavy tools or machines. Contact your doctor if your eye condition worsens or does not improve after 3 days of use.

Is ALCAREX safe?

Yes. ALCAREX is generally safe and does not cause any major side effects. It can cause eye discomfort, redness or irritation, blurred vision or drowsiness in some individuals. However, they can be prevented or managed easily with or without medical interventions. But, if you experience sever intolerable eye pain with redness, contact your doctor immediately.

Can ALCAREX be used to treat contact lens-related irritation?

No. ALCAREX is only used to treat allergy-related eye irritation. Do not use ALCAREX to treat contact lens related irritation. If you are concerned about irritation caused due to wearing contact lenses, contact your doctor for advice.

Can ALCAREX be used in pregnant women?

ALCAREX should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Your doctor will access the risk benefit ratio of this medicine and prescribes it to you based on your health requirements. Therefore, consult your doctor before using.

What are the storage and handling conditions for ALCAREX?

ALCAREX must be stored at room temperature. Keep it protected from light. Do not use this medicine for more than 4 weeks of opening.

REFERENCES

1. Diane T. Adamczyk and Siret D. Jaanus. Antiallergy Drugs and Decongestants. Topical H1 Antihistamines. Clinical Ocular Pharmacology by Jimmy D. Bartlett and Siret D Jaanus. Fifth Edition. 2008. Page – 254-255.

2. Jack V Greiner, Kimberly Edwards-Swanson and Avner Ingerman. Evaluation of alcaftadine 0.25% ophthalmic solution in acute allergic conjunctivitis at 15 minutes and 16 hours after instillation versus placebo and olopatadine 0.1%. NIH. National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubMed Central. Clinical Ophthalmology. January 2011. [Accessed on 22nd April 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3037035/

3. Allergan. U.S. Food & Drug Administration. [Revised in June 2020] [Accessed on 23rd April 2022] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2020/022134s007lbl.pdf

4. Alcaftadine 0.25% eye drops. Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore. [Revised in April 2017] [Accessed on 23rd April 2022] https://www.hsa.gov.sg/docs/default-source/announcements/prescription-only-medicines-(pom)/alcaftadine-eye-drops-pil-20-05-2017.pdf

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    20 g
    Ingredient
    ALCAFTADINE 2.5 MG
    Hsn Code
    30042039
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Alcarex Eye Drops 5ml 1's

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