Azelastine eye drops receive FDA approval

August 15, 2008

Meda has received FDA approval for azelastine eye drops in unit dose (Optivar Unit Dose), the company announced.

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Solna, Sweden-Meda has received FDA approval for azelastine eye drops in unit dose (Optivar Unit Dose), the company announced.

The substance azelastine is an antihistamine, and the eye-drop formulation is approved for treatment of allergic conjunctivitis in adults and children.

Meda is conducting a broad development program for the substance, both as eye drops and nasal spray. The azelastine eye drops sample is one part of that development.

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