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Allergodil (azelastine) - eye drops, solution

The name of the preparation Character; dose; package Manufacturer Price 100% Price after refund In which pharmacy?
Allergodil eye drops, solution; 0.5 mg / ml (1 drop contains 0.015 mg of azelastine hydrochloride); 6 ml MEDA Pharma 24.99 Check

Note: reimbursed drug prices are in line with the regulations in force from July 1, 2018.

The preparation contains the substance:azelastine

The drug is available without a prescription

What is Allergodil ?

An antihistamine with antiallergic activity.

What does Allergodil contain and how does it work?

The active substance is azelastine. Azelastine blocks peripheral histamine type 1 (H1) receptors. In this way, it inhibits the action of histamine, a substance that causes allergic symptoms. It is a second generation antihistamine. Relieves allergic symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, swelling and itching of the mucous membranes of the eyes and nose. Azelastine lasts up to 12 hours.

When to use Allergodil?

The product is indicated for the prophylaxis and treatment of the symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis in adults and children after the age of 4 years.
The preparation is indicated for the treatment of symptoms of perennial allergic conjunctivitis in adults and children over 12 years of age.

When not to use this preparation?

Unfortunately, even if there are indications to use the preparation, it can not always be used. You can not use the preparation if you are allergic (you are hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients. It is not recommended to use the product during breastfeeding.

When should you take special care with Allergodil?

Certain diseases and other circumstances may constitute a contraindication to use or indication to change the dosage of the preparation. In some situations it may be necessary to carry out specific check-ups.
The preparation is intended only for external use, and for the conjunctival sac. The active substance is absorbed into the body directly through the mucous membranes of the eyes, which allows for its quick action and less exposure to systemic side effects.
The preparation and the dropper are sterile until the first opening. In order to avoid contamination of the preparation, do not touch any surface with the tip of the dropper and close the container after use.
The preparation is not indicated for the treatment of eye infections.
Additional information about the other ingredients of the preparation:
- the preparation contains benzalkonium chloride as a preservative, which can accumulate in soft contact lenses and destroy them (discolouring soft contact lenses); people who use contact lenses should remove them before instillation and wait at least 15 minutes before re-inserting.

Does this preparation affect the ability to drive vehicles?
People who experience visual disturbances after using the preparation should not drive or operate machines / machines until these disorders resolve.

Dosage of Allergodil

The preparation is in the form of eye drops. Do not exceed the recommended doses because it will not increase the effectiveness of the drug and may harm your health and life. If you have any doubts regarding the use of the preparation, consult a physician.
Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis:
Adults and children after the age of 4: 1 drop for each eye, 2 times a day. If necessary, the dose can be increased to 1 droplet administered 4 times a day. Drops can be given prophylactically, before anticipated exposure to the allergen.
All-year allergic conjunctivitis:
Adults and children after 12.year of life: 1 drop for each eye, 2 times a day. If necessary, the dose can be increased to 1 droplet administered 4 times a day.
1 cycle of treatment with the preparation should be limited to 6 weeks.

Can I use Allergodil during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

During pregnancy, do not use any medicine without consulting your doctor!
It is very important that before using any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding, consult a physician and explain beyond any doubt the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of the drug. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, please inform the doctor prescribing the prescription for this medicine.
There are no adequate data on the use of the preparation in pregnant women. The use of the drug in pregnancy is possible only after consultation with a doctor and only if definitely necessary.
It is not recommended to use the product during breastfeeding.

Can I use other preparations in parallel?

Inform the doctor about all recently accepted medications (especially ophthalmologic medicines), including those that are issued without a prescription.
There are no data on the interaction of the preparation with other drugs.
In the case of topical use of other ophthalmic preparations, a minimum of a few minutes should be allowed between each administration of medication.

What side effects can occur?

Like all medicines, Allergodil can cause side effects, although they will not occur in all patients who use this medicine. Remember that the expected benefits of using the drug are usually greater than the damage resulting from the occurrence of side effects.
There may be local side effects including: eye irritation (burning and pricking), rare bitter taste in the mouth. Very rarely possible hypersensitivity reactions.

Other preparations on the Polish market containing azelastine

Allergodil (nasal spray, solution)
Azelastin COMOD (eye drops, solution)
Azelastin POS (nasal spray, solution)