Treatment Instructions for Claritin Eye
When and How to Use ItGeneral considerations to keep in mind when using Claritin Eye include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of an eye drop. It is used in each affected eye(s) twice a day, with 8 to 12 hours between doses.
- If you wear contact lenses, you must remove them to use the drops. In order to prevent the lens from absorbing the preservatives in the medication, be sure to wait at least 10 minutes after using the drops before reinserting the lens. Do not wear your contact lenses if your eye is still red.
- 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.
- For Claritin Eye to work properly, it must be taken as directed.
Dosing InformationThere is only one standard recommended dose for this product, regardless of your age, weight, or the severity of your eye allergies. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
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Side Effects of Claritin EyeJust like any medicine, Claritin Eye can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Possible side effects of Claritin Eye include but are not limited to:
- Red eyes
- Stuffy or runny nose.
(Click Claritin Eye Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)