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Azelastin COMOD (azelastine) - eye drops, solution

The name of the preparation Character; dose; package Manufacturer Price 100% Price after refund In which pharmacy?
Azelastin COMOD eye drops, solution; 0.5 mg / ml; 10 ml Ursapharm 27.50 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 on prescription

What is Azelastin COMOD?

Topical application to the eye (conjunctival sac) with antiallergic effect, containing an antihistamine.

What does Azelastin COMOD contain and how does it work?

The active substance is azelastine, an antihistamine. Azelastine blocks histamine type 1 (H1) receptors and thus inhibits the action of histamine, a substance involved in the formation of inflammatory and allergic symptoms. Azelastine alleviates allergic symptoms such as swelling and itching of mucous membranes or sneezing and runny nose. After topical administration to the conjunctival sac it also has anti-inflammatory activity. Azelastine lasts up to 12 hours.

When should I use Azelastin COMOD?

The preparation is indicated:
• for the prophylaxis and treatment of the symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis in adults and children after the age of 4
• to treat the 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 product if you are allergic (you are hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients.
The preparation is not recommended for women during breast-feeding.

Take special care with Azelastin COMOD?

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 is not indicated for the treatment of eye infections.

Do not use contact lenses while using the product.

Does this preparation affect the ability to drive vehicles?
Persons who will experience any visual disturbances after applying the preparation should not drive or operate machines / machines until these disorders have resolved.

Dosage of Azelastin COMOD

The preparation is in the form of eye drops, for local application, into the conjunctival sac. Use the product as directed by your doctor. 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 about the use of the preparation, consult your doctor.

Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis:

Adults and children after 4 years of age: usually 1 drop 2 times daily (morning and evening) into the conjunctival sac. If necessary, your doctor may increase the dose to 1 drop 4 times a day.

In the case of anticipated allergen exposure, the preparation should be administered prophylactically, before exposure to the allergen.

All-year allergic conjunctivitis:

Adults and children over 12 years: usually 1 drop 2 times daily (morning and evening) into the conjunctival sac. If necessary, your doctor may increase the dose to 1 drop 4 times a day.Treatment with the preparation should be limited to 6 weeks.

If no improvement occurs or symptoms improve within 48 hours, a doctor should be consulted.

The use of the preparation for more than 6 weeks must always be under the doctor's supervision and on his recommendation.

Can Azelastin COMOD be used 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 planning to become pregnant, please inform your prescribing physician about 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 the doctor and only if the doctor deems it absolutely necessary; be careful.
It is not recommended to use the product during breastfeeding.

Can I use other preparations in parallel?

Tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently taken, including those that are over the counter.

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, Azelastin-COMOD can cause side effects, although it will not affect 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.
Local side effects such as mild transient eye irritation may occur. There may be a bitter taste in the mouth. Very rarely possible hypersensitivity reactions (rash, pruritus).

Other preparations on the Polish market containing azelastine

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