Bepreve Warnings and Precautions

If you wear soft contact lenses, you need to remove them before using Bepreve and then wait at least 10 minutes before reinserting the lenses. Precautions and warnings with Bepreve also apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and to people with certain allergies. To avoid contaminating the medicine, make sure the dropper does not touch any surfaces, including the eye.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Prior to taking Bepreve™ (bepotastine besilate), talk to your healthcare provider if you:
  • Use contact lenses
  • Have any allergies, including to food, dyes, or preservatives
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Specific Precautions and Warnings With Bepreve

Warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to using this product include the following:
  • If you wear contact lenses, you must remove them to use the drops. In order to prevent the lens from absorbing the medication, be sure to wait 10 minutes after using the drops before reinserting the lens. Do not wear your contact lenses if your eye is still red.
  • This medication is only meant for use as an eye drop. It should not be taken by mouth or by injection.
  • In order to prevent contamination of the drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye.
  • Bepreve is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that it might be unsafe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are not currently known (see Bepreve and Pregnancy).
  • It is unknown if Bepreve passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to taking the drug (see Bepreve and Breastfeeding).
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