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Epinastine eye drops 0.5 mg/mL What Epinastine is and what it is used for: Epinastine is an anti-allergic medicine. It is an eye drops solution used to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, a seasonal allergic disease affecting the eye. The main symptoms treated by Epinastine include watery eyes and eyes or eyelids which are itchy, red or swollen. What you need to know before you use Epinastine: Do not use Epinastine: • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Epinastine any of the other ingredients in this medicine Warnings and precautions: You should let your doctor know: • if you wear soft contact lenses: you must remove them before using the Epinastine eye drops. After using Epinastine, wait at least 15 minutes before putting your lenses back in. • if you have to use any other eye drops during treatment with Epinastine: leave at least 10 minutes between putting in Epinastine and the other drops. Other medicines and Epinastine: • Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used or might use any other medicines. • If you have to use any other eye drops during treatment with Epinastine, please see above under “Warnings and precautions” in this section. How to use Epinastine: Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Use in children: Epinastine should not be used in children below 12 years of age. Use in adults and adolescents (12 years of age and older) The recommended dose is 1 drop in each eye that needs treatment, twice a day, for example in the morning and in the evening. You should use Epinastine every day that you experience eye symptoms during the allergy season but for no longer than 8 weeks. Instructions for use: You must not use the bottle if the tamper-proof seal on the bottle neck is broken before you first begin to use it. Apply your eye drops in the following way: 1. Wash your hands. Tilt your head back and look at the ceiling. 2. Gently pull the lower eyelid down until there is a small “pocket”. 3. Turn the bottle upside down and squeeze it to release one drop into each eye that needs treatment. 4. Let go of the lower lid, and close your eye for 30 seconds. If a drop misses your eye, try again. To avoid contamination of the solution in the bottle, do not let the tip of the dropper touch your eye or anything else. Replace and tighten the cap straight after use. Wipe off any excess liquid from your cheek with a clean tissue. The proper application of your eye drops is very important. If you have any questions ask your doctor or pharmacist. Possible side effects: Stop using the product and seek immediate medical attention if • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat which may cause difficulty in breathing or swallowing How to store Epinastine: • Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label of the bottle and on the box after EXP. • Do not use this medicine if you notice that the eye drops have shown signs of deterioration, for example change in colour, and take the product back to your pharmacist. • Do not store above 25°C. • Keep the bottle in the box in order to protect from light. • You must throw away the bottle 28 days after you first opened it, even if there are still some drops left. This will guard against infection. To help you remember, write down the date that you opened it in the space on the box. A valid prescription should be available upon delivery
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