Lastacaft

DRUG DESCRIPTION

LASTACAFT™ (alcaftadine ophthalmic solution) is a sterile, topically administered H1 receptor antagonist containing alcaftadine for ophthalmic use.

Alcaftadine is a white to yellow powder with an empirical formula of C19H21N3O and a molecular weight of 307.39.

Contains:

Active: alcaftadine 0.25% (2.5 mg/mL) Preservative: benzalkonium chloride 0.005%

Inactives: edetate disodium, monobasic sodium phosphate, purified water, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid (to adjust pH)

Chemical Name: 6,11-dihydro-11-(1-methyl-4-piperidinylidene)-5#-imidazo[2,1-b] [3] benzazepine-3-carboxaldehyde

Structural Formula:

Lastacaft (alcaftadine) structural formula illustration

The drug product has a pH of approximately 7 and an osmolality of approximately 290 mOsm/kg.

What are the precautions when taking alcaftadine ophthalmic solution (Lastacaft)?

Before using alcaftadine, 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.

After you apply this drug, your vision may be temporarily unclear. 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...

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Lastacaft Consumer (continued)

SIDE EFFECTS: Mild and temporary burning/stinging of the eyes may occur when you apply this medication. If this effect persists or worsens, 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, get medical help right away 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 alcaftadine, 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.

After you apply this drug, your vision may be temporarily unclear. 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 eye injury, or require eye surgery, ask your doctor if you should continue to use your current bottle of alcaftadine 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.



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