What is epinastine?
Epinastine is a medicine forexclusive ophthalmic use and not for oral consumption, it is applied for the reduction of symptoms in allergic conjunctivitis.
Its active ingredient is a component of the same name of the drug, that is, epinastine, andis characterized by being a potent antagonist of the H1 receptor (histamine receptor).
Note: Its presentation is in5 ml drop containersand treatments are applied in children over 12 years of age. Onedrop in each eye is recommended for the duration of the symptomatology period. It is important to store the medication in cool temperatures.
What is epinastina for?
Epinastine, as we have previously mentioned, is for ophthalmic use and with antihistamine properties. We mention below its main uses as a medical treatment:
1. Respiratory, skin and eye allergies
There are allergies of respiratory and skin nature, whichaffect the mucosa of the eye producing redness and itching. Epinastine controls and blocks histamine, so it reduces symptoms and allows recovery of the allergic picture.
To highlight: This type of allergy is usually produced fromexternal agents such as dust, mites, and pets. (1)
2. Food and drug allergies
Food and drug allergies are produced as a consequence of the intake of any of these elements, that is, food and drugs.
Epinastine Side Effects
All medicines have a long list of possible side effects, which can occur during their application as a treatmenttag. Those of epinastine will be mentioned below:
- Irritation, burning and itching.
- Conjunctival hyperemia (redness of the white part of the eye).
Important: There are no serious allergic reactions so far, but it is important to stop treatment and seek medical attention, in case of any side effect.
Contraindications of epinastine
Contraindications are factors that must be taken into account to avoid adverse effectswith the use of medications. We mention those of epinastine below:
- Do not use if you are allergic or hypersensitive to any of the components of the drug.
- Not to be used with contact lenses in place.
- Do not use in children under 12 years of age.
Note: Before using epinastine, it is important to follow medical instructions and not to use it without control or supervision.
- Epinastine is a medication for ophthalmic use, indicated mainly for allergic conjunctivitis since it is an antihistamine.
- It is important that patients prescribed be over 12 years of age for safety.
- Patient doses of 1 drop of epinastine per eye are recommended, at 12-hour intervals to allow full release of effects.
- Epinastine should not be applied while wearing contact lenses, as this can cause damage to our eyesight.
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