Allergic Conjunctivitis

What is Allergic Conjunctivitis?

Allergic conjunctivitis refers to the itchy, irritated eyes some people experience as an allergic reaction to dander or pollen. The eyelid and surface of the eye become inflamed, with symptoms including red and watery eyes, itching or burning, and puffy eyelids.

Prescription and over-the-counter treatments are available, usually in the form of eye drops. Common classes of prescription drugs used to treat allergic conjunctivitis include antihistamines (Patanol, Optivar) corticosteroids, NSAIDs (Acular), and mast cell stabilizers (Crolom, Alocril).

Savings Tips for Allergic Conjunctivitis

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    For  many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2014. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing almost 50 brands from their formularies at the end of 2013. More information is below.

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Popular Allergic Conjunctivitis Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
prednisone Corticosteroids 9 See Prices
Promethegan
(promethazine)
Antihistamines 10 See Prices
Medrol
(methylprednisolone)
Corticosteroids 33 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Allergic Conjunctivitis Drug Classes

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