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Mast Cell Stabilizer; Ophthalmic Agent, Miscellaneous|
|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to pemirolast or any other part of the
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine prevents symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis (itchy,
watery, red, irritated eyes). May take up to 4 weeks to see the full
|How does it work?|
- Pemirolast, if taken before coming in contact with the material that
causes the allergy, blocks the allergic reaction by minimizing or preventing the
eye's reaction to the allergen.
|How is it best taken?|
- For the eye only.
- Take out soft contact lenses before using medicine. Lenses can be
replaced 15 minutes after medicine is given. This medicine contains a
preservative that can be absorbed by the lens.
- After using medicine keep your eyes closed. Apply pressure to the
inside corner of the eye. Do this for 3-5 minutes. This keeps medicine in the
- Separate each eye medicine by 5 minutes. Give one and wait 5 minutes
before using the next.
- Do not touch the bottle tip to eye, lid, or other skin.
- This medicine is most effective if started before contact with the
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Instill a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not instill a double dose or extra
|What are the precautions when taking this
- If eyes are red, do not wear contact lenses.
- Do not use to treat contact lens-related irritation.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make
sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling
about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of
face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
- Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Cold and flu symptoms.
- Runny nose.
- Short-term stinging and burning when drops are first put
|What should I monitor?|
- Check effectiveness of medicine in preventing symptoms. May take 4
weeks to see full effects.
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, throat.
- Severe headache.
- Any rash.
- No improvement in condition or feeling
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store in a tight container at room
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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