Optivar (azelastine), for itchy eyes due to allergies

There's now a new eyedrop called Optivar (azelastine), for itchy eyes due to allergies.

Azelastine is an antihistamine and mast cell stabilizer. It's the same drug that's in Astelin nasal spray.

Optivar is comparable to using Livostin (levocabastine)...Patanol (olopatadine)...or Zaditor (ketotifen).

Get concise advice on drug therapy, plus unlimited access to CE

Pharmacist's Letter includes:

  • 12 issues every year, with brief articles about new meds and hot topics
  • 300+ CE courses, including the popular CE-in-the-Letter
  • Quick reference drug comparison charts
  • Access to the entire archive

Already a subscriber? Log in

Volume pricing available. Get a quote