Brief description of Optivar Medicine:
Optivar eye drops is used to treat itching in the eyes caused due to allergy. The medicine is antihistamine and consist of azelastine as an active component.
Mechanism of action of Optivar:
Azelastine works by blocking certain natural substances like histamines which is responsible for allergic symptoms. The medicine works as a histamine H1 antagonist and inhibits vascular permeability and release of histamine and other mediators which are involved in allergic response.
Dosage and how to use Optivar Medication:
The recommended dose is one drop to be instilled in the affected eye two times in a day.
Contact lenses should be removed before using optivar eye drops and then wash the hands. Tilt the head back and with the help of index finger, lower eyelid is pulled away from the eye to form a pouch. The medicine should be dropped into the pouch and eyes are closed gently. Now with the help of finger, pressure is applied to inside corner of eyelid for 1 to 2 minute. Eyes should not be blinked. The excess medicine is removed with a clean, dry tissue. Hands should be washed to remove out any kind of medicine after applying the eye drops.
The applicator tip should not be touched to prevent the medicine from contamination by germs.
Side effects of Optivar Medicine:
Some side effects associated with the use of optivar eye drops are headache, vision blurriness, bitter taste, rashes, itching, swelling, severe dizziness and trouble in breathing.
Missed dose of Optivar Medication:
If a dose is missed, it should be taken as soon as possible. If it is the time of next scheduled dose, missed dose is skipped and normal dosing schedule is followed.
If the medicine is taken in excess, contact to the nearby hospital immediately.
Safety measures of Optivar Medicine:
The medicine should be stored properly at room temperature away from direct heat, light and moisture.