|What is Elestat used for?
Elestat is an eye drop that is used to prevent
itching that happens with eye allergies (allergic
Who should not use Elestat?
Do not use Elestat if you are allergic to Elestat or
any of its ingredients.
General Precautions with Elestat:
Elestat is for eye use only. It should not be taken
by mouth and should not be injected.
- Do not wear contact lenses if your eyes are red.
- Elestat should not be used to treat eye
irritation caused by contact lenses. Contact lenses should
be removed before using Elestat, and may be reinserted after
10 minutes following use of Elestat.
- Do not let the tip of the Elestat bottle touch
the eye, fingers, or any other surface. This may allow germs
to get into the Elestat medicine. These germs can then pass
into your eyes when you use Elestat, which can result in
serious eye damage and loss of vision.
- Keep the bottle tightly closed when you are not
What should I tell my health care provider?
Tell your health care provider:
- if you are pregnant or planning to become
- if you are breast-feeding.
- about all the medicines you take, including
prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and
What are some possible side effects of Elestat?
(This is NOT a complete list of side
effects reported with Elestat. Your health care provider or
pharmacist can discuss with you a more complete list of side
The most common side effects with Elestat occur in
10% or less of patients and include:
- a burning feeling in the eye
- inflammation of eye lid follicles (ocular
- redness of the eye (ocular hyperemia)
- itching of the eye (ocular pruritis)
- cold symptoms
- upper respiratory system infections
For more detailed information about Elestat, ask your
health care provider or pharmacist.