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If you have allergic conjunctivitis, you may be suffering from irritated, itchy allergy eyes day after day. Prescription OPTIVAR eye drops can give you fast, effective relief of those itchy eyes within 3 minutes. The relief lasts for 8-10 hours.


How does OPTIVAR work?
OPTIVAR effectively controls the itch of allergy eyes, thanks to its unique triple-action power1:

Antihistamine action: Quickly relieves the itching that hits you minutes after an allergen enters your eye and the allergic reaction starts.2

Mast cell stabilization: Works on certain cells in the eye to prevent flare-ups in the short term.2

Inflammatory cell and mediator inhibition: Provides long-term relief by inhibiting cells that prolong the allergic reaction.1,2


Make an appointment to ask your healthcare provider about OPTIVAR
Complete the Allergic Conjunctivitis Screener and bring it with you to help your healthcare provider recommend the best treatment for your allergy eyes. Ask your healthcare provider for more information about OPTIVAR.

References:
1. Ciprandi G, Cosentino C, Milanese M, Tosca MA. Rapid anti-inflammatory action of azelastine eye drops for ongoing allergic reactions. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2003;90:434-438.
2. OPTIVAR Prescribing Information, Meda Pharmaceuticals.




OPTIVAR is indicated for the treatment of itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis in patients as young as 3 years of age.

In controlled clinical studies, some patients experienced brief eye burning/stinging, headache, and bitter taste. Less than 1% of patients stopped using OPTIVAR because of these effects. OPTIVAR should not be used if you are sensitive to any of the medication's components.

Available by prescription only. Ask your healthcare professional if OPTIVAR is right for you. Please see full Prescribing Information.

Meda Pharmaceuticals OPTIVAR® is distributed by Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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