Alpatin contains Epinastine Hydrochloride. Alpatin uses:
Epinastine ophthalmic solution is indicated for the prevention of itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis.
|Therapeutic Class:||Ophthalmic Non-Steroid drugs|
|Manufacturer:||Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd|
|Last Updated:||November 20, 2020 at 6:15 pm|
Epinastine is a topically active antihistamine that antagonizes both histamine H1 and H2 receptors. Moreover, it has mast cell stabilizing activity and prevents the release of inflammatory mediators from blood vessel. Epinastine does not penetrate the blood-brain barrier and therefore is not expected to induce side effects of the central nervous system.
Alpatin contains Epinastine Hydrochloride 0.5 mg/ml. Alpatin Dosage:
The recommended dosage is one drop in each eye twice a day. Treatment should be continued throughout the period of exposure (i.e., until the pollen season is over or until exposure to the offending allergen is terminated), even when symptoms are absent.
Most frequently reported side effects are mild burning sensation, folliculosis, hyperemia, pruritus, cold symptoms and upper respiratory infections.
For ophthalmic use only, Patients should be advised not to wear contact lenses if their eye is red.
Pregnancy Lactation use
Use in pregnancy: There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Epinastine should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
Use in lactation: It is not known whether Epinastine is excreted in human milk. Caution should be exercised when Epinastine is administered to a nursing mother.
Contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to Epinastine or to any of the components of this preparation.
Pediatric Use: Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients below the age of 3 years have not been established.
Geriatric Use: No overall differences in safety or effectiveness have been observed between elderly and younger patients.
Interaction with other Medicine
Store in a cool and dry place, away from light. Keep out of reach of children.
Alpatin Eye Drop price in Bangladesh 210.00