Alamast

Generic Name: Pemirolast

  • What is Alamast?

    Alamast is used to prevent itching of the eye caused by allergies.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Alamast?

    Do not use Alamast if your eye irritation is caused by your contact lenses. Do not wear contact lenses if your eye is red. Alamast contains a preservative that may be absorbed by soft contact lenses. If you wear soft contacts, wait at least 10 minutes after using Alamast before reinserting yours contact lenses.

    Alamast does not provide immediate relief. It may take a few days or as much as 4 weeks for the medication to start working.

    Alamast should only be placed in the eye.

  • Who should not take Alamast?

    Do not begin treatment with Alamast if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Alamast?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Alamast. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children ≥3 years: The recommended dosage is one or two drops in each affected eye four times a day.

  • How should I take Alamast?

    Use Alamast solution only in the eyes. If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before using the eye drops and wait 10 minutes before reinserting them.

  • What should I avoid while taking Alamast?

    To avoid contamination, be careful to keep the dropper tip from touching the eyelid or surrounding areas when using the medication.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Alamast?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Alamast. However, always tell your doctor about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • What are the possible side effects of Alamast?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: allergy, back pain, bronchitis, burning eyes, cold/flu symptoms, cough, dry eyes, eye discomfort, fever, flulike symptoms, headache, menstrual pain, nasal congestion, sinus inflammation, sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, temporary burning or stinging of the eye

  • Can I receive Alamast if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Alamast during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Talk with your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Alamast?

    If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Never take two doses at the same time.

  • How should I store Alamast?

    Store at room temperature.

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