AAAAI Allergy & Asthma Medication Guide

 

Last updated June 2014

 

Eye Drops

Generic Name

Brand Name

Class

Dosage

Tips and Product Links (if available)

Azelastine

Optivar

Antihistamines

1 drop each affected eye twice a day.

Same medication that is in Astelin Nasal Spray.

Optivar Website

Cromolyn

Crolom and
Generic Cromolyn

Mast Cell Stabilizers

1 drop each affected eye 4 to 6 times a day.

 

Emadastine

Emadine

Antihistamines

1 drop each affected eye up to 4 times a day.

 

Epinastine

Elestat

Antihistamine/
Mast Cell Stabilizers

1 drop each eye twice a day.

Elestat Website

Ketorolac

Acular

Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug

1 drop in each affected eye 4 times a day.

 

Ketotifen

Zaditor
Alaway
OTC
Zyrtec

Antihistamine/
Mast Cell Stabilizers

1 drop every 8 to 12 hours.

Alaway Website

Zyrtec Website

Lodoxamine

Alomide

Mast Cell Stabilizers

1 or 2 drops into each affected eye 4 times daily for up to 3 months.

 

Loteprednol 0.2%

Alrex

Corticosteroids

1 drop into the affected eye up to 4 times a day.

Alrex Website

Loteprednol 0.5%

Lotemax

Corticosteroids

1 to 2 drops 4 times a day.

 

Naphazoline

AK-Con
Vasocon
Albalon
and  many generic versions.
OTC

Decongestants

1 drop into affected eye every 4 hours up to 72 hours of use.

 

Naphazoline/
Pheniramine

Naphcon A
Opcon-A
Visine-A
OTC
Store brands

Antihistamine/
Decongestants

1 to 2 drops each affected eye up to 4 times a day.

Opcon-A Product Information

Nedocromil

Alocril

Mast Cell Stabilizers

1 or 2 drops in each affected eye twice a day.

 

Olopatadine

Patanol 0.1%

Antihistamine/
Mast Cell Stabilizers

1 drop in each eye twice a day at an interval of 6 to 8 hours.

 

Pataday 0.2%

Antihistamine/
Mast Cell Stabilizers

1 drop each eye once a day.

Pataday Website

Pemirolast

Alamast

Mast Cell Stabilizers

1 or 2 drops in each affected eye 4 times a day.

Alamast Website

 

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