azelastine

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Relieves itchy eyes due to allergies.

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

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    $84.02
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    $22.13
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Quick facts about azelastine
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Generic only

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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How it works

azelastine is an antihistamine. It stops your body from reacting to substances that irritate the eye.

Quick facts about azelastine
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Generic only

Used for

  • Allergy-related itchy eyes

Dosage forms

  • Eye drops
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What to expect when you take azelastine for Allergy-related itchy eyes

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  • Possible side effects
  • Temporary eye burning and stinging
  • Headache
  • Bitter taste
  • Pink eye
  • Stuffy nose
  • Temporary blurry vision
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Side effect rates for azelastine

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Risks and Warnings for azelastine

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  • Don't use azelastine if you are sensitive or allergic to one or more of the ingredients in the product. Read the ingredients label carefully.