Livostin

(Generic versions may still be available.)

DRUG DESCRIPTION

LIVOSTIN™ 0.05% (levocabastine hydrochloride ophthalmic suspension) is a selective histamine H1- receptor antagonist for topical ophthalmic use. Each mL contains 0.54 mg levocabastine hydrochloride equivalent to 0.5 mg levocabastine; 0.15 mg benzalkonium chloride; propylene glycol; polysorbate 80; dibasic sodium phosphate, anhydrous; monobasic sodium phosphate, monohydrate; disodium edetate; hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; and purified water. It has a pH of 6.0 to 8.0.

The chemical name for levocabastine hydrochloride is (-) trans-1-[cis-4-Cyano-4-(p-fluorophenyl) cyclohexyl]-3-methyl-4-phenylisonipecotic acid monohydrochloride.

What are the possible side effects of levocabastine ophthalmic (Livostin)?

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use levocabastine ophthalmic and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • burning, stinging, or irritation of the eyes;
  • watering, itching, or redness of the eyes;
  • blurred vision;
  • dry or puffy eyes;
  • headache;
  • nausea;
  • a rash; or
  • fatigue.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur....

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What are the precautions when taking levocabastine (Livostin)?

Before using levocabastine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: contact lens use.

Your vision may become temporarily blurred after applying this drug. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

If you develop an eye...

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Livostin Consumer (continued)

SIDE EFFECTS: Temporary eye stinging/redness/burning/discomfort may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before using levocabastine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: contact lens use.

Your vision may become temporarily blurred after applying this drug. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

If you develop an eye infection or injury or require eye surgery, ask your doctor if you should continue to use your current bottle of levocabastine eye drops or start a new bottle.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


Livostin Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Livostin

Generic Name: levocabastine ophthalmic (Pronunciation: lee voe CAB as teen)

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What is levocabastine ophthalmic (Livostin)?

Levocabastine is an antiallergic medication. It inhibits processes in the body that cause allergic symptoms after exposure to an allergen.

Levocabastine ophthalmic is used to treat ocular (eye) symptoms of allergic conditions, such as inflammation, itching, watering, and burning.

Levocabastine ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of levocabastine ophthalmic (Livostin)?

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication.

Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use levocabastine ophthalmic and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • burning, stinging, or irritation of the eyes;
  • watering, itching, or redness of the eyes;
  • blurred vision;
  • dry or puffy eyes;
  • headache;
  • nausea;
  • a rash; or
  • fatigue.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

What is the most important information I should know about levocabastine ophthalmic (Livostin)?

Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear duct.

Shake the suspension well before each dose.

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