LASTACAFT® (Alcaftadine ophthalmic solution) 0.25% is a once-daily antihistamine eye drop that acts fast to relieve itchiness of the eyes due to allergies.
How does LASTACAFT® work?
When allergens in the air come into contact with your eyes, histamine is released which is the body’s natural defense mechanism. This causes an allergic response which can make your eyes itch. Just one drop of LASTACAFT® works in 3 minutes to relieve itchy allergy eyes by 1) blocking histamine H1 receptors and 2) preventing further release of more histamine in the eye.
How fast does LASTACAFT® work and how long does it last?
LASTACAFT® relieves itchy allergy eyes in as little as 3 minutes and lasts up to 24 hours (based on 16-24 hour studies).
What symptoms can LASTACAFT® relieve?
Once daily LASTACAFT® provides fast-acting relief for itchy eyes due to common indoor and outdoor allergens: pollen, ragweed, grass, animal hair, and pet dander.
How often can you use LASTACAFT®?
Put one drop in the affected eye(s) no more than once daily.
Can LASTACAFT® be used year-round?
Yes. LASTACAFT® works against both seasonal and year-round allergens: pollen, ragweed, grass, animal hair, and pet dander.
How is LASTACAFT® different from other over-the-counter eye allergy itch drops?
LASTACAFT®’s patented formula is the only one that contains the active ingredient Alcaftadine. Alcaftadine is an antihistamine that acts fast to relieve eye itchiness due to allergies by blocking the effects of histamine that cause the itch. LASTACAFT® also provides twice the amount per bottle than the leading Once Daily Eye Allergy Itch Relief brand.
How is LASTACAFT® different than oral allergy medications?
Unlike oral antihistamine allergy medications, LASTACAFT® is an antihistamine eye drop that is applied directly to the eye relieving eye itchiness in minutes.
Does LASTACAFT® require a prescription?
No, LASTACAFT® is available to purchase over-the-counter both in store and online without having to visit a healthcare professional.
Is the LASTACAFT® over-the-counter formula the same formula as the prescription version?
Yes, the formulation is the same. Only the packaging has changed.
Where can I buy LASTACAFT® and what sizes are available?
LASTACAFT® can be purchased in store and online at most major retailers. It is available in two sizes: a one-count 60 day supply (5mL) and a two-count 120 day supply (2 x 5 mL). Find out where to buy.
Can LASTACAFT® be used in children?
Yes. LASTACAFT® is approved for use in adults and in children ages 2 and older. For children under 2 years of age, consult a doctor.
Can LASTACAFT® be used with contact lenses?
Contact lenses should be removed before use. Wait 10 minutes before reinserting contact lenses after use. LASTACAFT® should not be used to treat contact lens-related irritation.
Is LASTACAFT® safe to use with other eye drop products throughout the day?
If using other ophthalmic products while using LASTACAFT®, wait at least 5 minutes between each product.
Is LASTACAFT® safe for dogs?
No. LASTACAFT® should not be used for dogs. Dogs with eye allergies should be taken to a vet for consultation.
Still have questions?
Call our customer care team at 1-800-416-8780, ask a pharmacist, or speak to a healthcare professional.