Overview Azelastine Eye Drops (Allergodil) are an anti-allergy agent used for the prophylactic and symptomatic treatment of seasonal allergic eye inf..
Azelastine Eye Drops (Allergodil) are an anti-allergy agent used for the prophylactic and symptomatic treatment of seasonal allergic eye inflammation (allergic conjunctivitis, hay fever) in adults and children over 4 years of age.
Azelastine Eye Drops are also used for the prophylactic and symptomatic treatment of perennial allergic eye inflammation (allergic conjunctivitis) in adults and children over 12 years of age. (Perennial allergies can, for example, be caused by house dust, hair of pets or mould found all year round.)
This medicine contains 0,05 mg/ml of the active ingredient azelastine hydrochloride, which belongs to a group of medicines called antiallergics (antihistamines). These medicines stop the effects of histamine (chemical produced in the body as part of an allergic reaction). Azelastine hydrochloride is used to treat and prevent seasonal and perennial allergic conjunctivitis, which cause red, watery and itchy eyes. It also reduces the inflammation of the eye, but it should not be used for the treatment of eye infections.
Treatment and prevention of symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis in adults and children aged 4 years and older. Relieving symptoms of non-seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (perennial) in adults and children aged 12 years and older.
Do not use Allergodil eye drops if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to azelastine hydrochloride or any of the other ingredients of Allergodil eye drops.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Common (up to 1 person in 10): mild and transient eye irritation (e.g. stinging, itching, tears).
Uncommon (up to 1 person in 100): bitter taste in the mouth.
Very rare (up to 1 person in 10,000): hypersensitivity reactions.
The above side-effects usually disappear quickly; thus, no special measures are necessary.
If you feel a bitter taste in the mouth after using Allergodil eye drops, this should disappear after drinking a non-alcoholic beverage (e.g. juice, milk).
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Unless prescribed otherwise by your doctor, general usage is as follows:
Apply 1 drop of Allergodil eye drops into each eye twice per day (morning and evening). The dosage can be increased to up to 4 times per day in each eye if necessary.
Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis:
The above dosage can be used in adults and in children over 4 years of age. If contact with an allergen is expected, Allergodil eye drops should be applied before leaving the house to prevent an allergic reaction.
Perennial allergic conjunctivitis:
The above dosage can be used in adults and children over 12 years of age.
As clinical trials have only proven the safety and tolerability of using the medicine for up to 6 weeks, the maximum duration of the use of Allergodil eye drops in case of perennial allergic conjunctivitis should be 6 weeks. In case of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, the eye drops should only be used for more than 6 weeks under a doctor’s supervision. Do not use Allergodil eye drops for more than 6 weeks without your doctor’s recommendation.