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Epinastine Hydrochloride

Popular Brands: : Alesion, Epinastine Hydrochloride, Epinastine, Elestat, Epinastine Hcl
Official FDA Reports5,607
Social Media Events8
Total Posts16
Avg. Review Score4.09/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Epinastine Hydrochloride
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
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Manufacturers
  • Allergan Inc
  • Avkare, Inc.
  • Breckenridge Pharmaceutical Inc

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Epinastine Hydrochloride Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Epinastine Hydrochloride

Eye Burns

Side Effects: minor eye burning , irritation. Increased phlegm (yes).

The side effects were all described in the package.


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Irritability

Side Effects: minor eye burning, irritation . Increased phlegm (yes).

The side effects were all described in the package.


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Irritability

**EDIT: I meant to say, "but they can cause some itching and dryness which can really irritate your eyes if you don't use enough LUBRICATING drops". It's an antihistamine which means it's will also ...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Eye burns, Irritability

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 1, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: minor eye burning, irritation. Increased phlegm (yes). The side effects were all described in the package.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on July 1, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I also used OTC drops for years. After they were no longer effective I was given these for daily use. Living in the Deep South, you just about have to have a bottle of eye drops during spring and summ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pruritus, Dry skin, Irritability

Posted By jess in fdb.rxlist.com on January 28, 2011 @ 12:00 am

**EDIT: I meant to say, "but they can cause some itching and dryness which can really irritate your eyes if you don't use enough LUBRICATING drops". It's an antihistamine which means it's will also ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pruritus, Dry skin, Irritability

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on January 26, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... that I used and this reaction lasted for over a month. I finally went to my mother's ophthalmologist and he prescribed elestat. These drops DO work but they can cause some itching and dryness which ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Uncle B in fdb.rxlist.com on January 19, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I have an allergy which effects the right side of my head only including my right eye.I only have a sample of this drug which i was using sporadically;but I am getting some relief.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Cocogracie in fdb.rxlist.com on June 8, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Works only marginally better than OTC products - not worth the expense

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 2, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Very effective! I used over the counter (allergy) eye drops for years. Elestat took care of the condition with 2 applications!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By DON L W in fdb.rxlist.com on December 31, 2008 @ 12:00 am

I HAVE USED THIS MEDICATION FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND IT DOES HELP THE ITCHING. HOWEVER THE COST HAS GONE OUT OF SIGHT AT $130/SMALL BOTTLE. MY Dr. TOLD ME TO SWITCH TO ZADITOR OPHT. IT IS OVER THE COUNTE...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By CAROLE in fdb.rxlist.com on December 24, 2008 @ 12:00 am

USING FOR LESS THAN A MONTH FOR EYE ITCHING AND DRYNESS OF THE EYE. I AM VERY SATISIFIED WITH ELESTAT.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on May 22, 2008 @ 12:00 am

It really has made my eyes feel better.My eyes was itchy and dry..


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