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In Brief: OTC Alcaftadine (Lastacaft Once Daily Relief) for Allergic Conjunctivitis

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 16, 2022;  (Issue 1650)
The ophthalmic H1-antihistamine alcaftadine 0.25%, which has been available by prescription since 2011 for use in patients with allergic conjunctivitis, is now available without a prescription as Lastacaft...
The ophthalmic H1-antihistamine alcaftadine 0.25%, which has been available by prescription since 2011 for use in patients with allergic conjunctivitis, is now available without a prescription as Lastacaft Once Daily Relief (Allergan) for temporary relief of itchy eyes due to pollen, ragweed, grass, animal hair, and dander in adults and children ≥2 years old. It is the third ophthalmic antihistamine to be approved for over-the-counter (OTC) use (see Table 1).
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 May 16;64(1650):78 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

A Drug-Eluting Contact Lens for Allergic Conjunctivitis

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 18, 2022;  (Issue 1648)
The FDA has approved Acuvue Theravision with Ketotifen (Johnson & Johnson Vision Care), a daily-wear, disposable, vision-correcting soft contact lens that releases the H1-antihistamine ketotifen,...
The FDA has approved Acuvue Theravision with Ketotifen (Johnson & Johnson Vision Care), a daily-wear, disposable, vision-correcting soft contact lens that releases the H1-antihistamine ketotifen, for prevention of ocular itch due to allergic conjunctivitis in contact lens users. This is the first approval for a drug-eluting contact lens. Ketotifen eye drops (Alaway, Zaditor, and others) are available over the counter.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2022 Apr 18;64(1648):60-1 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Allergic Rhinitis and Allergic Conjunctivitis

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 19, 2021;  (Issue 1622)
The choice of drugs for treatment of allergic rhinitis depends on the severity of symptoms and whether they are intermittent or persistent (see Table...
The choice of drugs for treatment of allergic rhinitis depends on the severity of symptoms and whether they are intermittent or persistent (see Table 1).
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2021 Apr 19;63(1622):57-64 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Cetirizine Ophthalmic Solution (Zerviate) for Allergic Conjunctivitis

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • June 1, 2020;  (Issue 1599)
A 0.24% ophthalmic solution of the second-generation H1-antihistamine cetirizine (Zerviate – Eyevance) is now available by prescription for treatment of ocular itching associated with allergic...
A 0.24% ophthalmic solution of the second-generation H1-antihistamine cetirizine (Zerviate – Eyevance) is now available by prescription for treatment of ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis in patients ≥2 years old. Oral cetirizine (Zyrtec, and others), which is used for treatment of allergic conjunctivitis and rhinitis, has been available over the counter (OTC) for years.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2020 Jun 1;62(1599):81-3 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Osteoarthritis

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 20, 2020;  (Issue 1596)
Many different drugs are used for treatment of osteoarthritis pain, but none of them prevent progression of the disease. Nonpharmacologic approaches including weight management, exercise, tai chi, physical...
Many different drugs are used for treatment of osteoarthritis pain, but none of them prevent progression of the disease. Nonpharmacologic approaches including weight management, exercise, tai chi, physical therapy, assistive devices, and total joint arthroplasty can also be used. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has published new guidelines for the management of osteoarthritis of the hip, hand, and knee.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2020 Apr 20;62(1596):57-62 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

OTC Drugs for Seasonal Allergies

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 22, 2019;  (Issue 1570)
Patients with seasonal allergies often experience nasal itching and congestion, sneezing, rhinorrhea, and itchy, watery eyes. Oral, intranasal, and ophthalmic preparations are widely available over the...
Patients with seasonal allergies often experience nasal itching and congestion, sneezing, rhinorrhea, and itchy, watery eyes. Oral, intranasal, and ophthalmic preparations are widely available over the counter (OTC) for relief of symptoms. Prescription products for management of allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis are reviewed separately.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2019 Apr 22;61(1570):57-60 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Allergic Disorders

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 8, 2017;  (Issue 1520)
Allergic rhinitis can be classified as seasonal, perennial, or episodic. It is often associated with allergic conjunctivitis, rhinosinusitis, and asthma. H1-ANTIHISTAMINES — Oral – Oral...
Allergic rhinitis can be classified as seasonal, perennial, or episodic. It is often associated with allergic conjunctivitis, rhinosinusitis, and asthma.

H1-ANTIHISTAMINES — Oral – Oral second-generation H1-antihistamines are the preferred first-line treatment for relief of the itching, sneezing, and rhinorrhea that characterize mild-to-moderate allergic rhinitis. They are less effective for nasal congestion.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2017 May 8;59(1520):71-82 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Allergic Disorders

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • May 1, 2013;  (Issue 129)
The use of drugs to prevent and control symptoms of allergic disorders can be optimized when patients avoid exposure to specific allergens and/or environmental conditions that trigger or worsen their...
The use of drugs to prevent and control symptoms of allergic disorders can be optimized when patients avoid exposure to specific allergens and/or environmental conditions that trigger or worsen their symptoms.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2013 May;11(129):43-52 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Bepotastine (Bepreve) - An Ophthalmic H1-Antihistamine

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • February 8, 2010;  (Issue 1331)
Bepotastine besilate 1.5% ophthalmic solution (Bepreve - ISTA Pharmaceuticals), an H1-antihistamine, has been approved by the FDA for topical treatment of itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis in...
Bepotastine besilate 1.5% ophthalmic solution (Bepreve - ISTA Pharmaceuticals), an H1-antihistamine, has been approved by the FDA for topical treatment of itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis in patients ≥2 years old. Bepotastine was first developed in an oral systemic formulation and has been used as such for treatment of allergic rhinitis in Japan.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2010 Feb 8;52(1331):11-2 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Drugs for Some Common Eye Disorders

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • January 1, 2007;  (Issue 53)
Drugs for glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, bacterial and allergic conjunctivitis, and dry eyes are reviewed here. Ophthalmic drugs can have local and systemic adverse effects. In addition, for some...
Drugs for glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, bacterial and allergic conjunctivitis, and dry eyes are reviewed here. Ophthalmic drugs can have local and systemic adverse effects. In addition, for some elderly patients, the complexity of self-administering numerous ophthalmic drugs may be the limiting factor in their ability to care for themselves.
Treat Guidel Med Lett. 2007 Jan;5(53):1-8 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction

Epinastine Ophthalmic Solution (Elestat)

   
The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics • April 26, 2004;  (Issue 1181)
Epinastine HCl, an H1-receptor antagonist and mast cell stabilizer, has been approved by the FDA for use in a 0.05% ophthalmic solution (Elestat - Allergan/Inspire) for prevention of itching associated with...
Epinastine HCl, an H1-receptor antagonist and mast cell stabilizer, has been approved by the FDA for use in a 0.05% ophthalmic solution (Elestat - Allergan/Inspire) for prevention of itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. The drug is available orally in Europe and Asia.
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2004 Apr 26;46(1181):35-6 | Show Full IntroductionHide Full Introduction