Compare azelastine vs. Emadine

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

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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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Upsides
  • 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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Downsides
  • 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
Price
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Side effects
1possible side effects
  • Temporary eye burning and stinging
    30%
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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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