Bepreve is an eye drop that is used in treating itching eyes. It belongs to the antihistamine class of drugs, which suppress the production of the chemical histamine in the body. Histamines are part of the body's natural reaction to allergens and irritants, but can be triggered by harmless substances and lead to false reactions. These misfires are what causes the symptoms of allergies, and the source of itchy eyes. Bepreve is a medicine used in the treatment of allergies. More specifically, Bepreve is used to treat itchy, watery eyes that result from an allergic reaction. The active ingredient of Bepreve, bepotastine, works as second-generation antihistamine, meaning it antagonizes histamine receptors in the nervous system. Activation of these receptors is what causes the allergic response. Bepreve is only available via ophthalmic eye drops. Patients are advised not to administer more drops than is recommended on the label or patient information leaflet (PIL). Bepreve is also associated with its own range of potential side effects. These include unpleasant taste, headache, stuffy nose, and eye irritation.
Drug Name: Bepreve
Generic name: Bepotastine besilate