Histazolin eye drops: uses, formula, side effects, dosage and price
Histazolin 4%/0.05% drops contain sodium cromoglycate (4%) and tetrahydrozoline (0.05%). It is primarily used as a mast cell stabilizer and to alleviate redness in the eyes induced by irritants like smoke and smog. This drug is used for conjunctivitis, keratitis, and other inflammatory eye disorders.
- Sodium Cromoglycate
- Tetrahydrozoline (HCl)
The primary uses of histazolin 4%/0.05% drops are:
- Mast cell stabilizer
- Relieving redness in the eyes produced by irritants like smoke and smog.
- Treatment of conjunctivitis
- Treatment of keratitis (infections of the eye)
- Management of other inflammatory eye conditions
Uses in Urdu:
مستول سیل سٹیبلائزر
دھواں، سموگ وغیرہ جیسے جلن کی وجہ سے آنکھوں میں سرخی کو دور کرتا ہے۔
آشوب چشم کا علاج
کیراٹائٹس (آنکھ کے انفیکشن) کا علاج
دیگر سوزش والی آنکھوں کی حالتوں کا انتظام
Some side effects of histazolin drops are:
- Temporary blurring of vision
- Eye irritation
- Sensitivity to light
- Dryness or discomfort in the eyes
- Redness or inflammation of the eyes
Pregnancy and Lactation:
- Use during pregnancy only if no safer alternative is available, and consult your healthcare provider.
- Effects on lactating mothers are unknown; consult your healthcare provider before use.
When Not to Use:
Do not use these eye drops if you are allergic to any of the other ingredients in the medicine.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your usual dosing schedule. Do not take an extra dose to compensate for a missed one.
- All eye drops can cause temporary blurring of vision when first used, so it is important to wait until your eyes are clear before driving or operating machinery.
- If you wear soft contact lenses, do not use the eye drops while your lenses are in your eyes. Wait for 10-15 minutes after using the eye drops before putting your lenses back in.
- If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension, or a headache as side effects when using these eye drops, it may not be safe to drive or operate heavy machinery.
Dosage and Administration:
- Before applying the eye drops, wash your hands well.
- Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to form a little pocket.
- Hold the dropper directly over the eye(s) and apply the required number of drops as directed.
- Close your eyes gently for a few moments to allow the medication to be distributed evenly.
- To avoid pollution, don’t touch the dropper tip on any surface.
- Dosage: For adults and children: Instill 1 drop into the affected eye(s), usually 3 to 4 times a day, or as directed by your healthcare provider.
Price in Pakistan:
Histazolin eye drops are available for Rs. 146 in Pakistan.