Posted from: Friday, July 07, 2017 - 02:48 PM - Present

Zerviate Approved to Treat Allergic Conjunctivitis

May 30, 2017 – The U.S. FDA has approved Zerviate™ (cetirizine ophthalmic solution) 0.24%, manufactured by Nicox.  Zerviate is indicated to reduce itching of the eyes caused by allergic conjunctivitis (eye inflammation from pollen or other irritants). Recommended dosing is one drop into the affected eye(s) once a day.

Although cetirizine, a second-generation antihistamine, has been available in oral forms for more than 20 years, Zerviate is the first eye drop formulation. Nicox has not announced launch or pricing plans for Zerviate.

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Last Updated Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 06:46 AM.