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Bepotastine is licensed for the treatment of itching associated with eye allergies. As an antihistamine, the drug works by blocking histamine receptors and may even reduce the amount of histamine the body produces in response to an allergen. It comes in the form of an eye drop that is used twice a day. Side effects include a mild taste in the mouth, headache, and eye irritation.

What Is Bepotastine?

Bepotastine besilate (Bepreve™) is a prescription medication approved for treating eye itching caused by allergies. It comes in the form of an eye drop.
(Click What Is Bepotastine Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, bepotastine can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Some people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects of bepotastine include but are not limited to:
(Click Side Effects of Bepotastine to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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