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Spersallerg (antazoline + tetryzoline, eye preparation)

Disclaimer: Spersallerg is no longer available. It was recalled/discontinued by its manufacturer in 2014. This information is for educational purposes only.

Spersallerg

Uses

What is Spersallerg used for?

Spersallerg is used to provide temporary relief of the signs and symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis (“sore eyes”) including conjunctival hyperemia, chemosis and itching in adults and children above 2 years of age.

How should I take Spersallerg?

To take this drug, you should:

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water. Dry them with a clean towel.
  • If you are putting in your own eye drops, lie down or use a mirror. It may be helpful to ask someone to check that you are getting the eye drops in your eye.
  • Look up to the ceiling with both eyes.
  • While tilting your head back, pull the lower lid of your eye down with one hand.
  • Hold the eye drops bottle or tube in your other hand (rest part of your hand on your forehead if necessary to keep it steady).
  • Place one eye drop or a small amount of ointment inside your lower lid. The tip of the medicine bottle or tube should not touch your eye.
  • Blink and dab away the excess eye drop fluid with a tissue.

How do I store Spersallerg?

This product is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store it in the bathroom or the freezer.

There may be different brands of this drug that may have different storage needs. So, it is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush this product down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Additionally, it is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & Warnings

What should I know before using Spersallerg?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you are/have:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Taking any other medicines. This includes any prescription, OTC, and herbal remedies.
  • An allergy to any of the ingredients of this product.
  • Any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Unfortunately, there isn’t enough information about the safety of using this drug during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking any medication.

Side Effects

What side effects can occur from Spersallerg?

Like all drugs, this product may have side effects. If they occur, side effects are generally mild and resolve once treatment is finished or the dose is lowered. Some reported side effects include:

  • Eye irritation
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Tachycardia
  • Blurred vision

However, not everyone experiences these side effects. In addition, some people may experience other side effects. So, if you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Spersallerg?

This medication may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects.

To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist.

Does food or alcohol interact with Spersallerg?

This drug may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Spersallerg?

This drug may interact with underlying conditions. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. Therefore, it is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have, especially:

  • Glaucoma
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiac irregularities
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Diabetes mellitus

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.

What is the dose for an adult?

The recommended dose is 1 drop, 3 or 4 times daily, into the lower eyelid.

What is the dose for a child?

Children 2 – 12 years: The recommended dose is 1 drop daily or twice daily.

How is Spersallerg available?

Spersallerg is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Plastic dropper bottle of 10 ml

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Sources

Spersallerg https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/spersallerg Accessed June 28, 2021

Tetryzoline https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/tetryzoline?mtype=generic Accessed June 28, 2021

FDA: EYE DROPS RECALLED OVER FLAWED PRODUCTION https://krsbio.com/fda-eye-drops-recalled-over-flawed/ Accessed June 28, 2021

Antazoline Hydrochloride. Lexi-Drugs. Lexicomp. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. Riverwoods, IL. Accessed June 28, 2021. http://online.lexi.com

Spersallerg¤ (PH). Lexi-Drugs. Lexicomp. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. Riverwoods, IL. Accessed June 28, 2021. http://online.lexi.com

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Written by Stephanie Nicole Nera, RPh, PharmD Updated 4 weeks ago
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