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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

  • Pataday, Patanol, Pazeo: Which Drops Are Best for Itchy, Allergic Eyes?

    April 01, 2016

    Pataday, Patanol, and Pazeo—not only do they sound similar, but these three eye drops all have the same active ingredient (olopatadine), and all treat the same thing: itchy, allergic eyes (allergic conjunctivitis).

    So, if they’re all so similar, is one better than the others? Let’s take a look.

    Patanol—what are the pros and cons?

    Advantage: Patanol may be your winner based on price. It is also available as generic olopatadine 0. See More

  • Lotemax Gel vs Drops: What’s the Difference?

    December 10, 2015

    Lotemax (loteprednol) is a common eye prescription used to treat various causes of eye inflammation and allergic conjunctivitis (red, itchy eyes from allergies).

    Even if you’re familiar with Lotemax, you may not know that it comes in several different forms—eye drops, an ointment, and a gel—and they aren’t all the same.

    Can all of the different forms be used interchangeably?

    No. Unlike the eye drops, the gel and ointment are only approved to treat inflammation and reduce pain after eye surgery. See More

  • Allergy Season Is In Full Bloom: How You Can Treat Your Allergies Without a Prescription

    July 15, 2015

    With all the flowers and trees blooming this spring and summer, seasonal allergies are at their peak as well. Whether you experience allergic symptoms every year around this time, or if this is your first year, you already know they can be quite a nuisance!

    Trees, weeds, grasses, or blooming flowers can release pollen into the air, which in turn can cause hay fever. Hay fever or allergic rhinitis are fancy terms for your typical seasonal allergy symptoms. See More

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Popular Allergic Conjunctivitis Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Corticosteroids 5 See Prices
Antihistamines 8 See Prices
Antihistamines 8 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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