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pemirolast ophthalmic (cont.)

Who should not use pemirolast ophthalmic (Alamast)?

Do not use pemirolast ophthalmic if you have a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection in your eye unless you are also receiving proper anti-infective treatment.

Pemirolast ophthalmic is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether pemirolast ophthalmic will harm an unborn baby. Do not use pemirolast ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.

It is not known whether pemirolast passes into breast milk. Do not use pemirolast ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Pemirolast ophthalmic is not approved for use by children younger than 3 years of age.

How should I use pemirolast ophthalmic (Alamast)?

Use pemirolast eye drops exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Wash your hands before using your eye drops.

To apply the eye drops:

  • Tilt your head back slightly and pull down on your lower eyelid. Position the dropper above your eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out a drop and close your eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining down your tear duct. If you are using more than one drop in the same eye, repeat the process with about 5 minutes between drops. Repeat the process in your other eye if directed to do so by your doctor.

Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

Do not wear contact lenses during treatment with pemirolast ophthalmic if your eyes are red, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. If you wear soft contact lenses, and your eyes are not red, wait at least 10 minutes after using pemirolast ophthalmic before inserting your contact lenses.

Do not use any eye drop that is discolored or has particles in it.

Store pemirolast ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle properly capped.

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