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Elestat is an eye drop that is used to prevent itching that happens with eye allergies (allergic conjunctivitis).
Precautions for Elestat
Elestat is for eye use only. It should not be taken by mouth and should not be injected.
- Do not wear contact lenses if your eyes are red.
- Elestat should not be used to treat eye irritation caused by contact lenses. Contact lenses should be removed before using Elestat, and may be reinserted after 10 minutes following use of Elestat.
- Do not let the tip of the Elestat bottle touch the eye, fingers, or any other surface. This may allow germs to get into the Elestat medicine. These germs can then pass into your eyes when you use Elestat, which can result in serious eye damage and loss of vision.
- Keep the bottle tightly closed when you are not using it.
Side Effects of Elestat
The most common side effects with Elestat occur in 10% or less of patients and include:
- a burning feeling in the eye
- inflammation of eye lid follicles (ocular folliculosis)
- redness of the eye (ocular hyperemia)
- itching of the eye (ocular pruritis)
- cold symptoms
- upper respiratory system infections
Who Should Not Take Elestat
Do not use Elestat if you are allergic to Elestat or any of its ingredients.
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