Hay Fever & Allergies

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  • Optilast


Hay Fever & Allergies
  • Medication features

    Optilast is an eye drop that belongs to the antihistamine family of medicines. It contains the active ingredient azelastine hydrochloride. It works by preventing histamine being released in the body and as a result controlling the patients' allergic response. Another effect of Optilast is by controlling allergic symptoms. It also has the ability to prevent further complications for the patient, for example, developing allergic conjunctivitis.

    • Easy to use
    • Treats itchy eyes
    • Reduces inflammation 


NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our Prescriber / Pharmacist.

Optilast is an eye drop that contains the antihistamine azelastine, used in the treatment of runny or itchy eyes caused by hay fever.


  • How do I use Optilast?

    Wash your hands thoroughly before use. Place one drop in each eye, twice a day.

    Optilast should not be used for more than six weeks continuously.

  • Can I use Optilast if I wear contact lenses?

    Remove contact lenses before using Optilast. After using the drops, wait at least 15 minutes before you reinsert your lenses.

  • How long do I use these eye drops?

    Use this medication usually twice a day or as directed.

  • Is it safe to use allergy eye drops every day?

    These allergy eye drops can be used twice a day. They can be used during the regular hay fever season to reduce symptoms.

Side Effects

Not everyone will experience side effects when they use Optilast eye drops. However, if you do, they can include stinging in the eyes or blurred vision. This should go away a few moments after using the drops.

If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to a member of our team.


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.

Patient Information Leaflet