Bepreve

(bepotastine)

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Relieves itching from eye allergies.

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Bepreve (bepotastine) is good for reducing itching and redness in the eyes, but there is no generic available so may be expensive.

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Quick facts about Bepreve
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Bepreve (bepotastine) effectively treats itchy and red eyes.
  • It's generally tolerated well and doesn't have many side effects as it's used in the eye.
  • Not recommended for children younger than2 years of age.
  • Only has to be used twice daily.
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Downsides

  • Requires a prescription unlike many alternatives available over the counter.
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How it works

Bepreve (bepotastine) blocks the histamine receptor and stops the release of histamine from immune cells. Histamines are released during an allergic reaction, causing swelling, itching, and irritation.

Quick facts about Bepreve
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Allergy-related itchy eyes

Dosage forms

  • Eye drops
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What to expect when you take Bepreve (bepotastine) for Allergy-related itchy eyes

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  • Possible side effects
  • Metallic taste
  • Eye irritation
  • Headache
  • Common cold
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Risks and Warnings for Bepreve (bepotastine)

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  • To reduce the risk of contaminating the dropper tip and solution, don't touch the eyelids or surrounding areas with the tip of the bottle. Also, keep the bottle tightly closed when not being used.