Levocabastine 0.05% Ophthalmic Suspension
What is Levocabastine used for:
Levocabastine is a medication that is used for temporary relief of the signs and symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis; a medical condition that may occur during allergy season upon exposure to pollen causing swollen, itchy and burning eyelids.
Do not use Levocabastine:
If you are allergic to Levocabastine or any of the ingredients in this medicine. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
Warnings and Precautions:
• Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you develop allergic reactions such as shortness of breath, skin rash, swelling of the face or neck, decreased blood pressure and dizziness.
• This medication is designed for topical eye use only. Do not use for other purposes.
• Make sure to tell your doctor about other eye disorders that you have such as eye inflammation or eye edema.
• Make sure to remove contact lenses before the administration of the eye drop. You can wear your contact lenses again after at least 15 minutes of applying your eye drop.
• Avoid contact of the eye drop tip with your eye to prevent bacterial contamination.
• If you are using more than one eye drop solution, make sure to administer each at least five minutes apart.
Possible side effects of Levocabastine:
Possible side effects of Levocabastine include allergic reaction, headache, eye burning and stinging. Other less common side effects that you may experience include cough, nausea, edema, difficulty breathing, red eyes, fatigue, dry mouth, visual disturbances, pharyngitis (inflammation of the pharynx), eye pain, eye dryness, drowsiness, lacrimation (flow of tears), rash and eyelid swelling.
Other medicines and Levocabastine:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medications including eye drops. If you are using more than one eye drop solution, make sure to administer each at least five minutes apart to avoid precipitation of the eye drop.
How to use Levocabastine
Recommended dose is one drop instilled in affected eyes four times per day.
• Shake the bottle well. Wash your hands. Uncap the bottle. Tilt your head slightly backward and pull down your lower eyelid making a pocket. Keep the bottle above your eye with the tip facing down. Look upward and away from the bottle then press on the container to release a drop. Close your eyes for 2-3 minutes with your head facing down, making sure not to blink. Gently apply pressure to the corner of your eye for around 1 minute.
• Space your eye drops by at least 5 minutes.
How to store Levocabastine:
• Keep bottle tightly closed when you are not using it.
• Make sure not to use the suspension if it has discolored.
• Store medication at room temperature. Do not freeze.
• Discard the medication after one month of opening it.
• Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
• Do not use beyond the expiry date mentioned on the box.
• Keep away from light.
• Do not dispose in the wastewater or household waste.