Elestat Side Effects

Eye redness, sore throat, and headaches are among the most common side effect reported with Elestat. In general, side effects of this medication are mild and, in most cases, either do not require medical attention or can be treated easily. However, some side effects are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately, including swollen eyelids, difficulty breathing, or eye pain.

An Introduction to Elestat Side Effects

As with any medicine, Elestat® (epinastine ophthalmic solution) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Elestat. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Elestat side effects with you.)

Possible Side Effects of Elestat

Elestat has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials in which the side effects of a group of people taking the drug are documented. In these studies, the most common side effects included:
  • Burning sensation in the eye
  • Eye redness
  • Eye itching
  • Tiny bumps on the inside of the eyelid (folliculosis)
  • Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold)
  • Headaches
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sinus infection or irritation
  • Cough
  • Sore throat.
It should be noted that many of these side effects are also symptoms of allergies, and it is possible that they are not really side effects of Elestat at all.
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