Levocabastine

Levocabastine Brand Name– Livostin

What is Levocabastine

Levocabastine is a topical ophthalmic agent for the treatment of ocular pruritus due to seasonal allergic conjunctivitis.

For the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis, the efficacy of topical levocabastine has been shown to be equivalent to terfenadine and lodoxamide, and may be superior to cromolyn sodium.

Levocabastine was FDA approved November 10, 1993.

In other countries, levocabastine is also available in a nasal spray formulation for the treatment of allergic rhinitis.

Indications

  • allergic conjunctivitis
  • ocular pruritus

For the treatment of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis or ocular pruritus

Side Effects

  1. asthenia
  2. blepharedema
  3. cough
  4. drowsiness
  5. dyspnea
  6. erythema
  7. headache
  8. hyperemia
  9. lacrimation
  10. nausea
  11. ocular irritation
  12. ocular pain
  13. pharyngitis
  14. rash
  15. vomiting
  16. xerophthalmia
  17. xerostomia

Monitoring Parameters

  • laboratory monitoring not necessary

Contraindications

  • breast-feeding
  • children
  • contact lenses
  • pregnancy

Interactions

There are no drug interactions associated with Levocabastine products.

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