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Alamast (Pemirolast Potassium) - Summary



(pemirolast potassium ophthalmic solution) 0.1%

ALAMAST® (pemirolast potassium ophthalmic solution) is a sterile, aqueous ophthalmic solution with a pH of approximately 8.0 containing 0.1% of the mast cell stabilizer, pemirolast potassium, for topical administration to the eyes.

ALAMAST® ophthalmic solution is indicated for the prevention of itching of the eye due to allergic conjunctivitis. Symptomatic response to therapy (decreased itching) may be evident within a few days, but frequently requires longer treatment (up to four weeks).

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Media Articles Related to Alamast (Pemirolast)

Hand Dishwashing Tied to Fewer Allergies for Kids (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy & Immunology [2015.02.23]
(MedPage Today) -- Swedish study finds lower rates of asthma, eczema, and allergic conjunctivitis.

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Published Studies Related to Alamast (Pemirolast)

Prophylactic effect of pemirolast, an antiallergic agent, against hypersensitivity reactions to paclitaxel in patients with ovarian cancer. [2006.05.15]
We have previously shown that sensory nerve peptides contribute to the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs) to paclitaxel in rats... In this respect, the use of pemirolast as premedication is expected to be beneficial to the safety management in patients who undergo chemotherapy containing paclitaxel.

A comparative trial of the safety and efficacy of 0.1 percent pemirolast potassium ophthalmic solution dosed twice or four times a day in patients with seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. [2004.04]
PURPOSE: To compare efficacy and safety between twice-daily and four-times-daily regimens of pemirolast 0.1% in allergic conjunctivitis patients... CONCLUSIONS: B.i.d. dosing was statistically non-inferior to q.i.d. dosing with respect to itching and hyperemia. Both regimens were similarly well tolerated in allergic conjunctivitis patients.

Two mast cell stabilizers, pemirolast potassium 0.1% and nedocromil sodium 2%, in the treatment of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis: a comparative study. [2003.01]
This randomized, double-masked, active-control, parallel-group trial compared the mast cell stabilizers pemirolast potassium 0.1% and nedocromil sodium 2% in the treatment of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. Pemirolast is currently indicated for four-times-daily administration, nedocromil, for twice-daily dosing...

Pemirolast potassium 0.1% ophthalmic solution is an effective treatment for allergic conjunctivitis: a pooled analysis of two prospective, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled, phase III studies. [2002.10]
Patients with allergic conjunctivitis may experience several debilitating symptoms, particularly ocular itching. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of pemirolast potassium 0.1% ophthalmic solution (Alamast trade mark ), a novel mast-cell stabilizer, for preventing ocular manifestations of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis...

Preventive effects of an antiallergic drug, pemirolast potassium, on restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. [1998.12]
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggested that pemirolast would be useful in the clinical setting to prevent restenosis after PTCA.

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