Emadine treats allergy symptoms of the eyes. Wait at least ten minutes after instilling medication before inserting soft contact lenses.
Emadine is a prescription medication used to temporarily treat the symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis. Emadine belongs to a group of drugs called antihistamines. These work by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms.
This medication comes in a solution to be instilled into the eyes and is usually used up to 4 times a day.
Common side effects of Emadine include headache and burning or stinging in the eye.
Emadine can also cause blurred vision. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Emadine affects you.
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Uses of Emadine
Emadine is a prescription medication used to temporarily treat the symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis refers to when the covering the white of the eye (conjunctiva) becomes swollen or inflamed due to an allergic reaction to pollen, animal dander, mold, or other allergy-causing substances.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Emadine Drug Class
Emadine is part of the drug class:
Side Effects of Emadine
Serious side effects have been reported with Emadine. See the "Emadine Precautions" section.
Common side effects of Emadine include the following:
- burning or stinging in the eye
- blurred vision
- dry eye
- unpleasant taste
- eye discomfort
- feeling like something in your eye
- red eye
- itchy eye
This is not a complete list of Emadine side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.