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What is Optivar?

Optivar - generic name azelastine hydrochloride - is a prescription eye medicine used to treat allergies.  H1 receptors bind histamines in the body and cause allergic reactions and allergy symptoms, such as itchy or watery eyes. Optivar is an antihistamine that blocks H1 receptors and other cells involved in an allergic response and reduces allergy symptoms.  

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