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Bepotastine Ophthalmic

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Why is this medication prescribed?

The eye itch brought on by allergic conjunctivitis is treated with bepotastine ophthalmic (a condition in which the eyes become itchy, swollen, red, and teary when they are exposed to certain substances in the air). Antihistamines are a class of drugs that includes bepotastine. Histamine, a chemical in the body that triggers allergy symptoms, is blocked in its activity, stopping its release.

How should this medicine be used?

Bepotastine is available as an eye drop formulation for topical application to the eyes. The afflicted eye or eyes are typically treated with it twice daily. Apply the bepotastine eye drops daily at roughly the same times. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any instructions on your prescription label that you are unsure about following. Bepotatine eye drops should only be used as prescribed. Use it only as directed by your doctor, neither more nor less often.

When applied to the eyes, bepotastine is available as an ophthalmic solution (eye drop). The affected eye(s) often receive treatment twice every day. Bepotastine eye drops should be applied daily at roughly the same times. If there is anything you do not understand about the instructions on your prescription label, contact your doctor or pharmacist to clarify it. Apply bepotastine eye drops exactly as instructed. Use only as directed by your doctor, either in the recommended amount or frequency.

Use the eye drops as directed by these steps:

  • Use soap and water to thoroughly wash your hands.
  • Make sure the dropper tip is not broken or chipped by inspecting it.
  • Eyedrops and dropper must be kept clean; avoid contacting the dropper tip to your eye or anything else.
  • Pull your lower eyelid down to create a pocket with your index finger while cocking your head back.
  • With your other hand, place the dropper as near to your eye as you can without touching it, tip down.
  • Place the hand’s remaining fingers to your face.
  • Squeeze the dropper gently while looking up so that a single drop falls into the lower eyelid’s pocket. Your index finger should be taken off the lower eyelid.
  • Tip your head down so that you are looking at the floor while closing your eyes for two to three minutes. Avoid blinking or squeezing your eyelids.
  • Give the tear duct a slight squeeze with your finger.
  • Use a tissue to remove any extra liquid from your face.
  • Wait at least 5 minutes before administering the subsequent drop if you need to use more than one in the same eye.
  • Replace and secure the dropper bottle’s cap. Never rinse or clean the dropper tip.
  • To get rid of any medication, wash your hands.

Other uses for this medicine

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details if you believe this drug should be used for something else.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before using bepotastine eye drops,

  • If you have any allergies, including to bepotastine, any drugs, or any of the ingredients in bepotastine eye drops, notify your doctor right away. Request a list of the components from your pharmacist.
  • Inform your doctor and pharmacist about any additional prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, dietary supplements, and herbal products you are now taking or intend to use. Your physician might need to adjust the dosage of your drugs or keep a close eye on you for side effects.
  • Inform your doctor of any medical conditions you now have or have ever had.
  • Inform your doctor if you are expecting, intend to get pregnant, or are nursing a baby. Call your doctor if you become pregnant while using bepotastine eye drops.
  • If you wear contact lenses, let your doctor know. If your eyes are red, you shouldn’t wear contact lenses, and you shouldn’t treat irritation that you suspect may be brought on by contacts with bepotastine eye drops. Soft contact lenses can absorb the benzalkonium chloride included in bepotastine eye drops. Additionally, you shouldn’t use bepotastine eye drops if you’re wearing contacts. Before using bepotastine eye drops, take out your contact lenses, and wait at least 10 minutes before putting them back in.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details if you believe this drug should be used for something else.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

As soon as you remember, put the missed dose in your eye(s). If the next dose is soon due, skip the missed one and carry on with your regular dosing plan. To make up for a missing dose, do not take a second one.

What side effects can this medication cause?

There may be adverse consequences from bepotastine eye drops. If any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away, let your doctor know right once:

  • Slight flavour
  • Displeased eyes
  • Headache
  • Swelling inside of the throat and nose

Other adverse effects from bepotastine eye drops are possible. If you experience any strange issues while taking this drug, call your doctor right away.

You or your doctor can submit a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting programme online or by phone if you have a serious side event (1-800-332-1088).

What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?

Keep this medication tightly closed in the original container and out of the reach of children. Store it away from excessive heat and moisture at room temperature (not in the bathroom).

Unused prescriptions must be disposed of carefully to prevent pets, kids, and other people from ingesting them. You should not, however, dispose of this medication in the toilet. Instead, utilising a medicine take-back programme is the easiest approach to get rid of your medication. To find out about take-back programmes in your area, speak with your pharmacist or the garbage/recycling department in your city. If you do not have access to a take-back programme, see the FDA’s Safe Disposal of Medicines website at for additional information.

As many containers (such as weekly pill minders and those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers) are not child-resistant and are simple for young children to open, it is crucial to keep all medications out of sight and out of reach of children. Always lock safety caps and promptly stash medication up and away from young children where it is out of their sight and reach to prevent poisoning.

What other information should I know?

Keep all of your doctor’s appointments.

Do not share your medication with anybody else. Any queries you may have regarding medication refills should be directed to your pharmacist.

You should keep a written record of every medication you take, including any over-the-counter (OTC) items, prescription drugs, and dietary supplements like vitamins and minerals. This list should be brought with you whenever you see a doctor or are admitted to the hospital. You should always have this information with you in case of emergencies.

Brand names

  • Bepreve®
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