Opening your Azelastine hydrochloride Eye drops for the first time : These eye drops come in a bottle with a screw cap with shrink wrap around the cap extending up to the shoulder of the container. You must not use the bottle if the tamper-proof shrink wrap is broken before you first use it. The inside of the screw cap contains a spike. The screw cap is fitted to the bottle in such a way that there is no contact between the spike and the top of the bottle. In order to open the bottle it is necessary to remove the tamper-proof shrink wrap and tighten the screw cap further, so that the edge of the screw cap and the bottle edge are totally aligned. At this point the screw cap spike will pierce the top of the bottle which will open the bottle. Once the bottle has been opened in this way, unscrew the screw cap fully to remove it from the bottle and apply the eye drops.
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine :
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
To help you put in your eye drops correctly, you may find it useful to sit in front of a mirror so you can see what you are doing for the first few times :
Wash your hands.
Gently wipe around your eyes with a tissues to remove any moisture.
Unscrew the top of the bottle and check that the dropper is clean.
Gently pull your lower eye lid down.
Carefully place the drop inside the middle of your lower eyelid. Take care not to let the dropper touch your eye.
Release your lower eye lid and gently press on the inner corner of your eye against the bridge of your nose. Keeping your finger pressed against your nose, slowly blink your eyes a few times to spread the drop across the surface of your eye.