Brand and Other Names:Emadine
- Classes: Antihistamines, Ophthalmic
Dosing & Uses
Dosage Forms & Strengths
1 gtt in affected eye(s), maximum QID
Dosage Forms & Strengths
<3 years old: Safey & efficacy not established
>3 years old: As adults; 1 gtt in affected eye(s), maximum QID
Foreign body sensation
Ocular burning or stinging
Contact lens-related irritation
Do not wear contact lenses if eyes are red; wait 10 min after emedastine to insert contacts
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: B
Lactation: not known if distributed in milk; use caution
A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.
B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.
C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.
D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.
X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.
NA:Information not available.
Absorption: extremely low systemic exposure
Half-Life: 3-4 hr
Mechanism of Action
Histamine H1 antagonist, inhibits vascular permeability
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