Compare azelastine vs. Emadine

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Relieves itchy eyes due to allergies.

azelastine works very quickly to relieve itchy eyes due to allergies, but it is available by prescription only.

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  • Works as quickly as within 3 minutes to relieve itchy eyes and can last up to 8 hours.
  • azelastine just needs to be used twice daily to be effective.
  • Most people will only experience mild and temporary side effects like burning and stinging in the eyes.
  • Relatively cheap compared to other similar prescription eye drop medicines.
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  • azelastine is not for long-term use.
  • Doesn't treat itchiness related to infections or contact lens use.
  • Might cause headaches and temporary burning or stinging.
  • azelastine is not safe for children age 3 or younger.
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Used for
  • Allergy-related itchy eyes
  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Asthma; Adjunct
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
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Side effects
1possible side effects
  • Temporary eye burning and stinging
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The Emadine (Emedastine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Allergies
  • Keeping the applicator clean
  • Not to be used with contact lenses
  • For use in the eyes only
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