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Revised: 9/2012

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
LEVOCABASTINE HYDROCHLORIDE Ophthalmic Solution 0.025% "SANWA"
 Active ingredient:
Levocabastine hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
white suspended ophthalmic solution, (bottle cap) white, (bottle) colorless transparent
 Print on wrapping:
レボカバスチン塩酸塩

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses allergic symptoms such as itch and redness in the eyes by inhibiting binding histamine and the H1 receptors.
It is usually used in the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you wear contact lenses.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, before applying, shake the bottle well. Apply 1 to 2 drops at a time, 4 times a day, in the morning, afternoon, evening, and before going to bed. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Before applying, wash your hands thoroughly with running water and soap. Then, shake the bottle well and open the cap. Pull down your lower eyelid, and apply the eyedrop not to touch the dropper tip against edge of the eyelid or eyelashes. After applying, keep your eyes closed without blinking. Wipe off spilt eyedrop with a clean gauze or tissue. If you need to apply other eyedrop, apply this eyedrop last, at least 5 minutes after applying the other eyedrop.
  • If you miss a dose, apply a dose as soon as possible when you remember that you missed a dose. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never use two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Avoid applying the eyedrop when you wear hydrous soft contact lenses.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include blepharitis(sore eyelid) and contact dermatitis. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • facial pallor/flop sweat, breathing difficulty, hives [shock, anaphylaxis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.