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Emadine (Emedastine Difumarate Ophthalmic) - Summary

 
 



EMADINE SUMMARY

Emadine®
(emedastine difumarate
ophthalmic solution) 0.05%

EMADINE® (emedastine difumarate ophthalmic solution) 0.05% is a sterile ophthalmic solution containing emedastine, a relatively selective, H1-receptor antagonist for topical administration to the eyes.

EMADINE® (emedastine difumarate ophthalmic solution) 0.05% is indicated for the temporary relief of the signs and symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis.


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Published Studies Related to Emadine (Emedastine Ophthalmic)

Efficacy of olopatadine HCI 0.1%, ketotifen fumarate 0.025%, epinastine HCI 0.05%, emedastine 0.05% and fluorometholone acetate 0.1% ophthalmic solutions for seasonal allergic conjunctivitis: a placebo-controlled environmental trial. [2009.08]
PURPOSE: We aimed to compare the clinical efficacy and ocular surface variables of olopatadine, ketotifen fumarate, epinastine, emedastine and fluorometholone acetate ophthalmic solutions in preventing the signs and symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC)... CONCLUSIONS: In patients with SAC, olopatadine, ketotifen, epinastine and emedastine are more efficacious than fluorometholone acetate in preventing itching and redness. All the antiallergic agents gave similar results in terms of reducing tearing, chemosis and eyelid swelling. Our data showed that impression cytology parameters improved after treatment with antiallergic agents in patients with SAC.

Efficacy of olopatadine HCI 0.1%, ketotifen fumarate 0.025%, epinastine HCI 0.05%, emedastine 0.05% and fluorometholone acetate 0.1% ophthalmic solutions for seasonal allergic conjunctivitis: a placebo-controlled environmental trial. [2008.07.08]
Purpose: We aimed to compare the clinical efficacy and ocular surface variables of olopatadine, ketotifen fumarate, epinastine, emedastine and fluorometholone acetate ophthalmic solutions in preventing the signs and symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC)... Our data showed that impression cytology parameters improved after treatment with antiallergic agents in patients with SAC.

Emedastine difumarate versus loratadine in chronic idiopathic urticaria: a randomized, double-blind, controlled European multicentre clinical trial. [2006.11]
Emedastine difumarate (2 mg b.i.d.) was compared to loratadine (10 mg o.d.) in a randomized, double-blind, multicentre trial for 4 weeks in 192 patients with idiopathic chronic urticaria. After one week of treatment significant differences were recorded: body skin involvement diminished to 0-10% in 57.1% of emedastine patients vs...

Emedastine difumarate: a review of its potential ameliorating effect for tissue remodeling in allergic diseases. [2009.08]
BACKGROUND: Emedastine difumarate, a selective histamine-H1 receptor antagonist and effective antiallergic agent, inhibits various clinical symptoms of allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, urticaria, allergic dermatitis, pruritus cutaneous, and prurigo. In addition to greater efficacy than other antihistamines, emedastine difumarate produces no adverse cardiovascular effects and exhibits minimal anticholinergic activity. Moreover, a recent study revealed that the effect of emedastine difumarate on inhibition of histamine-induced collagen synthesis in vitro was greater in dermal fibroblasts than in nasal mucosa fibroblasts. This result indicates that there are tissue-specific effects of emedastine difumarate and that it may be more effective for treating fibrosis in skin than in nasal mucosa. However, the mechanism and role of tissue remodeling is less well established for allergic skin diseases and allergic conjunctivitis, in comparison to respiratory allergic diseases. OBJECTIVE: This review outlines the involvement of histamine in the pathogenesis of tissue remodeling in a variety of organs, and presents the evidence for the effect of antihistamines on this process. Furthermore, this review also discusses antihistamines as an intervention strategy in tissue remodeling... CONCLUSION: Although additional evidence is required, emerging evidence suggests that emedastine difumarate may be of value in the prevention of excess tissue remodeling in allergic skin inflammation.

High-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-mass spectrometric determination of emedastine difumarate in human plasma and its pharmacokinetics. [2007.03]
A selective and sensitive method employing high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)-electrospray ionization (ESI)-mass spectrometry is developed and validated for the determination of emedastine difumarate in human plasma. With naphazoline hydrochloride as the internal standard, emedastine difumarate is extracted from plasma with ethyl acetate...

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Clinical Trials Related to Emadine (Emedastine Ophthalmic)

Ketotifen Ophthalmic Solution With Emedastine in Patients With Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis [Completed]
Medications available for the treatment of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis include antihistamines. These medicines block the release of histamine, a substance in the body that is released when an allergic reaction occurs. Novartis (NVS) has developed an eye drop formulation of a well tried antihistamine called ketotifen. This study will compare the efficacy and the tolerability of ketotifen eye drops with emedastine, which is a popular treatment for seasonal allergic conjunctivitis in China.

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