emedastine

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emedastine

 [em″ĕ-das´tēn]
an antihistamine applied topically to the conjunctiva as emedastine difumarate in treatment of allergic conjunctivitis.

emedastine

/eme·das·tine/ (em″ĕ-das´tēn) an antihistamine applied topically to the conjunctiva as e. difumarate in the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis.

emedastine

[em′ĕdas′tēn]
an antihistamine applied topically to the conjunctiva as emedastine difumarate in treatment of allergic conjunctivitis.

antihistamine 

Any substance that reduces the effect of histamine or blocks histamine receptors, usually the histamine 1 (H1) receptor. It is used in the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis and also in the temporary relief of minor allergic symptoms of the eye. Common agents include antazoline sulfate, azelastine hydrochloride, cetirizine, chlorphenamine, emedastine, epinastine hydrochloride, ketotifen, levocabastine, loratadine and olopatadine. See hypersensitivity; mast cell stabilizers.