Allergic Conjunctivitis Drug Treatments

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ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS TREATMENTS
Generic Brand Strength Size Dose
ANTIHISTAMINE
emedastine difumarate Emadine Rx 0.05% 5mL <3yrs: Not recommended.
≥3yrs: 1 drop up to 4 times daily
CORTICOSTEROID
loteprednol etabonate Alrex Rx 0.2% 5mL, 10mL Children: Not recommended.
Adults: 1 drop in affected eye(s) 4 times daily
MAST CELL STABILIZER
cromolyn sodium Rx 4% 10mL <4yrs: Not established.
≥4yrs: 1–2 drops 4–6 times daily
lodoxamide trometh-
amine
Alomide Rx 0.1% 10mL <2yrs: Not recommended.
≥2yrs: 1–2 drops 4 times daily for up to 3mos
nedocromil sodium Alocril Rx 2% 5mL <3yrs: Not recommended.
≥3yrs: 1–2 drops in each eye twice daily
MAST CELL STABILIZER/ANTIHISTAMINE
alcaftadine Lastacaft Rx 0.25% 3mL <2yrs: Not recommended.
≥2yrs: 1 drop in each eye once daily
azelastine HCl Optivar Rx 0.05% 6mL <3yrs: Not recommended.
≥3yrs: 1 drop in affected eye(s) twice daily
bepotastine besilate Bepreve Rx 1.5% 5mL, 10mL <2yrs: Not recommended.
≥2yrs: 1 drop in affected eye(s) twice daily
epinastine HCl Elestat Rx 0.05% 5mL <2yrs: Not established.
≥2yrs: 1 drop in each eye twice daily
ketotifen fumarate Alaway OTC 0.025% 10mL <3yrs: Not recommended.
≥3yrs: 1 drop in affected eye(s) every 8–12hrs; max 2 doses/day
Zaditor OTC 0.025% 5mL
olopatadine HCl Pataday Rx 0.2% 2.5mL <2yrs: Not established.
≥2yrs: 1 drop in affected eye(s) once daily
Patanol Rx 0.1% 5mL <3yrs: Not recommended.
≥3yrs: 1 drop in affected eye(s) twice daily, 6–8hrs apart
Pazeo Rx 0.7% 2.5mL <2yrs: Not established.
≥2yrs: 1 drop in each affected eye once daily
NSAID
ketorolac trometh-
amine
Acular Rx 0.5% 5mL <3yrs: Not established.
≥3yrs: 1 drop 4 times daily
VASOCONSTRICTOR + ANTIHISTAMINE
naphazoline HCl + pheniramine maleate Naphcon-A OTC 0.025% + 0.3% 15mL <6yrs: Not recommended.
≥6yrs: 1–2 drops up to 4 times daily
Visine-A 15mL
VASOCONSTRICTOR + ASTRINGENT
tetrahydroz-
oline HCl + zinc sulfate
Visine-AC OTC 0.05% + 0.25% 15mL, 30mL <6yrs: Not recommended.
≥6yrs: 1–2 drops up to 4 times daily
NOTES

Do not wear contact lenses during treatment. To prevent contamination, the dropper tip should not touch the eyelids or surrounding areas. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.

All products mentioned contain benzalkonium chloride. May be absorbed by soft contact lenses. Avoid wearing lenses with signs and symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis, especially if eye is red. Contact lenses may be worn but should be removed prior to instillation and reinserted 10min after dosing if eye is not red.

Not an inclusive list of medications and/or official indications. Please see drug monograph at www.eMPR.com and/or contact company for full drug labeling.

(Rev. 6/2018)

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