DOSAGE FORMS & STRENGTHS SECTION.
3 DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS Topical ophthalmic solution containing alcaftadine, 0.25% (2.5 mg/mL). Ophthalmic solution containing alcaftadine, 0.25% (2.5 mg/mL) (3)
PACKAGE LABEL.PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL.
NDC 0023-4290-03 LASTACAFT (alcaftadine ophthalmic solution) 0.25% 3 mL Sterile ALLERGAN
ADVERSE REACTIONS SECTION.
6 ADVERSE REACTIONS Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice. The most common ocular adverse reactions, occurring in less than 4% of eyes treated with LASTACAFT, were eye irritation, burning and/or stinging on instillation, eye redness, and eye pruritus. (6.1) To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Allergan at 1-800-433-8871 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. 6.1 Clinical Studies Experience The most frequent ocular adverse reactions, occurring in less than 4% of eyes treated with LASTACAFT, were eye irritation, burning and/or stinging upon instillation, eye redness and eye pruritus. 6.2 Non-ocular Adverse Reactions The most frequent non-ocular adverse reactions, occurring in less than 3% of subjects with eyes treated with LASTACAFT, were nasopharyngitis and headache. Some of these events were similar to the underlying disease being studied. 6.3 Postmarketing Experience The following adverse reactions have been identified during postmarketing use of LASTACAFT in clinical practice. Because they are reported voluntarily from a population of unknown size, estimates of frequency cannot be made. These reactions include eye discharge, eye swelling, erythema of eyelid, eyelid edema, lacrimation increased, vision blurred, hypersensitivity reactions including swelling of the face or allergic dermatitis, and somnolence.
INDICATIONS & USAGE SECTION.
1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE LASTACAFT is an H1 histamine receptor antagonist indicated for the prevention of itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. LASTACAFT is an H1 histamine receptor antagonist indicated for the prevention of itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. (1)
DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION SECTION.
2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION Instill one drop in each eye once daily. If more than 1 topical ophthalmic medicinal product is being used, each one should be administered at least 5 minutes apart. Instill one drop in each eye once daily. (2)
HOW SUPPLIED SECTION.
16 HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING LASTACAFT (alcaftadine ophthalmic solution) 0.25% is supplied in an opaque, white low-density polyethylene bottle with a white polystyrene cap. 3 mL fill in 5 mL bottle NDC 0023-4290-03 Storage: Store at 15-25C (59-77F).
11 DESCRIPTION LASTACAFT is a sterile, topically administered H1 receptor antagonist containing alcaftadine for ophthalmic use. Alcaftadine is a white to yellow powder with an empirical formula of C19H21N3O and a molecular weight of 307.39. Contains: Active: alcaftadine 0.25% (2.5 mg/mL) Inactives: benzalkonium chloride 0.005% as a preservative; edetate disodium; sodium phosphate, monobasic; purified water; sodium chloride; sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid (to adjust pH) Chemical Name: 6,11-dihydro-11-(1-methyl-4-piperidinylidene)-5H-imidazo[2,1-b]  benzazepine-3-carboxaldehyde Structural Formula: The drug product has a pH of approximately 7 and an osmolality of approximately 290 mOsm/kg.
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS SECTION.
5 WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS To minimize the risk of eye injury and contamination, do not touch dropper tip to eyelids and surrounding areas, or any other surface. Keep bottle tightly closed when not in use. (5.1) LASTACAFT should not be used to treat contact lens-related irritation. (5.2) Remove contact lenses prior to instillation of LASTACAFT. (5.2) 5.1 Potential for Eye Injury and Contamination To minimize eye injury and contamination of the dropper tip and solution, care should be taken not to touch the eyelids or surrounding areas with the dropper tip of the bottle. Keep bottle tightly closed when not in use. 5.2 Contact Lens Use Patients should be advised not to wear a contact lens if their eye is red. LASTACAFT should not be used to treat contact lens-related irritation. LASTACAFT should not be instilled while wearing contact lenses. Remove contact lenses prior to instillation of LASTACAFT. The preservative in LASTACAFT, benzalkonium chloride, may be absorbed by soft contact lenses. Lenses may be reinserted after 10 minutes following administration of LASTACAFT.
NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY SECTION.
13 NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY 13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility Alcaftadine was not mutagenic or genotoxic in the Ames test, the mouse lymphoma assay or the mouse micronucleus assay. Alcaftadine was found to have no effect on fertility of male and female rats at oral doses up to 20 mg/kg/day (approximately 200 times the plasma exposure at the recommended human ocular dose).
USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS SECTION.
8 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS 8.1 Pregnancy Pregnancy Category B. Reproduction studies performed in rats and rabbits revealed no evidence of impaired female reproduction or harm to the fetus due to alcaftadine. Oral doses in rats and rabbits of 20 and 80 mg/kg/day, respectively, produced plasma exposure levels approximately 200 and 9000 times the plasma exposure at the recommended human ocular dose. There are however, no adequate and well controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. 8.3 Nursing Mothers It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when LASTACAFT is administered to a nursing woman. 8.4 Pediatric Use Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients below the age of 2 years have not been established. 8.5 Geriatric Use No overall differences in safety or effectiveness were observed between elderly and younger subjects.
RECENT MAJOR CHANGES SECTION.
Contraindications, Hypersensitivity (4) 12/2014
INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS SECTION.
17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION Potential for Eye Injury and Sterility of Dropper Tip To minimize eye injury and contamination of the dropper tip and solution, patients should be advised to not touch the eyelids or surrounding areas with the dropper tip, as this may contaminate the contents. Concomitant Use with other Ophthalmic Products or Contact Lenses If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least five minutes apart. Patients should be advised not to wear a contact lens if their eye is red. Patients should be advised that LASTACAFT should not be used to treat contact lens-related irritation. Patients should also be advised to remove contact lenses prior to instillation of LASTACAFT. The preservative in LASTACAFT, benzalkonium chloride, may be absorbed by soft contact lenses. Lenses may be reinserted after 10 minutes following administration of LASTACAFT. 2016 Allergan. All rights reserved. Irvine, CA 92612, U.S.A. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Made in the U.S.A. Patented. See: www.allergan.com/products/patent_notices 72468US13
CLINICAL STUDIES SECTION.
14 CLINICAL STUDIES Clinical efficacy was evaluated in conjunctival allergen challenge (CAC) studies. LASTACAFT was more effective than its vehicle in preventing ocular itching in patients with allergic conjunctivitis induced by an ocular allergen challenge, both at 3 minutes post-dosing and at 16 hours post-dosing of LASTACAFT. The safety of LASTACAFT was evaluated in a randomized clinical study of 909 subjects over a period of 6 weeks.
CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY SECTION.
12 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY 12.1 Mechanism of Action Alcaftadine is an H1 histamine receptor antagonist and inhibitor of the release of histamine from mast cells. Decreased chemotaxis and inhibition of eosinophil activation has also been demonstrated. 12.3 Pharmacokinetics Absorption Following bilateral topical ocular administration of alcaftadine ophthalmic solution, 0.25%, the mean plasma Cmax of alcaftadine was approximately 60 pg/mL and the median Tmax occurred at 15 minutes. Plasma concentrations of alcaftadine were below the lower limit of quantification (10 pg/mL) by 3 hours after dosing. The mean Cmax of the active carboxylic acid metabolite was approximately 3 ng/mL and occurred at 1 hour after dosing. Plasma concentrations of the carboxylic acid metabolite were below the lower limit of quantification (100 pg/mL) by 12 hours after dosing. There was no indication of systemic accumulation or changes in plasma exposure of alcaftadine or the active metabolite following daily topical ocular administration. Distribution The protein binding of alcaftadine and the active metabolite are 39.2% and 62.7%, respectively. Metabolism The metabolism of alcaftadine is mediated by non-CYP450 cytosolic enzymes to the active carboxylic acid metabolite. In vitro studies showed that neither alcaftadine nor the carboxylic acid metabolite substantially inhibited reactions catalyzed by major CYP450 enzymes. Excretion The elimination half-life of the carboxylic acid metabolite is approximately 2 hours following topical ocular administration. Based on data following oral administration of alcaftadine, the carboxylic acid metabolite is primarily eliminated unchanged in the urine.
4 CONTRAINDICATIONS LASTACAFT is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any component in the product. Hypersensitivity. (4)