Side Effects of Alcaftadine

Although many people do not experience problems while using alcaftadine, side effects can still occur. Some of the most common reactions to this eye drop include eye irritation, such as burning, itching, or redness. In most cases, side effects are minor and easily treated. However, contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop serious problems, such as difficulty breathing or an unexplained rash.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Alcaftadine

Just like any medicine, alcaftadine (Lastacaft™) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. Some 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.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible alcaftadine side effects. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Alcaftadine Side Effects

It appears unlikely that alcaftadine would cause serious side effects. Of course, any eye drop can cause problems (such as an eye infection) if it is contaminated, so make sure to avoid touching the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye. Report any signs of an eye infection, such as severe pain, swelling, or redness, to your healthcare provider right away.
As with any medication, make sure to report any possible signs of an allergic reaction to alcaftadine, such as:
  • An unexplained rash or hives
  • Itching (more than the usual itching related to eye allergies)
  • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
  • Wheezing or difficulty breathing.
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