Emadine

Generic Name: Emedastine

  • What is Emadine?

    Emadine is an eye drop medicine used for the temporary relief of the signs and symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis ("pink eye").

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

    Emadine is for use in your eyes only.

    Do not wear contact lenses if your eyes are red. Also, Emadine should not be used to treat contact lens-related irritation. Emadine contains a preservative, benzalkonium chloride, which can be absorbed by soft contact lenses. If you wear soft contact lenses and your eyes are not red, wait at least 10 minutes after applying Emadine before you insert your contact lenses.

  • Who should not take Emadine?

    Do not use Emadine if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

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

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Emadine. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.

  • 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: Apply 1 drop into the affected eye(s) up to 4 times a day.

  • How should I take Emadine?

    Apply Emadine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Keep the bottle tightly closed when you are not using it.

  • What should I avoid while taking Emadine?

    Do not allow the dropper tip of the bottle to contact your eyelids or any other surrounding area, as this can contaminate Emadine.

    Do not use Emadine if the solution has become discolored.

    Do not wear contact lenses if your eyes are red.

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

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

  • What are the possible side effects of Emadine?

    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: abnormal dreams, bad taste, blurred vision, burning or stinging, discomfort, dry eye, foreign body sensation in your eyes, headache, itching, red eye, runny nose, secretion of tears, skin inflammation, staining of your cornea (the clear tissue over the pupil of the eye), weakness

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

    The effects of Emadine during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

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

    If you miss a dose of Emadine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Emadine?

    Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator.