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Elestat Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Elestat™ is an antihistamine eye solution. It is an anti-allergic medication and it helps to prevent itching of the eye that may caused by allergies such as pollen or animal dander.

Elestat Dosage

  • The usual starting dosage is one drop in each affected eye twice a day.

Uses of Elestat

  • Elestat is used to prevent itching of the eyes that are associated with allergies.
  • It may also be used for those medical condition those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Elestat

Before taken Elestat medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Elestat. Side effects may include:

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Burning sensation in the eye
  • Cold-like symptoms
  • Inflammation of eyelid follicles
  • Itching of the eye
  • Upper respiratory infection.

Warnings and precautions before taking Elestat:

  • If you wear contact lenses, then remember that elestat should not be used to treat eye irritation that may be caused by your lenses.
  • You should not wear contact lenses if your eyes are red. 
  • You should be removed your contact lenses before using elestat, and may also be reinserted after 10 minutes.  

Drug Interaction :- No interactions with other medicines have been reported. But if you are using Elestat with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Elestat with other drugs. So you should also tell your doctor about all other medicines that you are taking, such as non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products.


An overdose of this medication is unlikely to be life-threatening. But after taken Elestat if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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