Prescription ophthalmic olopatadine (Pazeo) and nonprescription ophthalmic olopatadine (Pataday) are used to relieve itchy eyes caused by allergic reactions to pollen, ragweed, grass, animal hair, or pet dander.
Does olopatadine have any side effects?
Headache, blurred vision, burning/stinging/redness/dryness of the eye, eyelid swelling, or a feeling as if something is in your eye may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Can olopatadine be used in children?
Olopatadine 0.1% solution: Adults and children 3 years of age and older—Put one drop in each affected eye two times a day, at least 6 to 8 hours apart. Children younger than 3 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Is it safe to use olopatadine?
You should not use olopatadine ophthalmic if you are allergic to it. Ask a doctor or pharmacist if olopatadine ophthalmic is safe to use if you have any type of eye infection. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Olopatadine ophthalmic is not approved for use by anyone younger than 2 years old.
How long should I use olopatadine?
How long to use it. Patanol Eye Drops is usually given for up to 14 weeks. However, your doctor or pharmacist will tell you how long you need to use Patanol Eye Drops. Do not use Patanol Eye Drops longer than your doctor tells you.
How quickly does olopatadine work?
Olopatadine hydrochloride 0.1% ophthalmic solution reduced itching as early as 30 minutes after the instillation and a higher percentage of patients reported improvement with olopatadine hydrochloride 0.1% ophthalmic solution than with ketotifen fumarate 0.05% ophthalmic solution.
Can olopatadine be used long term?
While these products are generally safe to use for longer periods of time, they are used primarily used to treat short-term, seasonal conditions that generally are less than 3-4 months in duration (tree, grass, mountain red cedar, ragweed pollens, and fall moulds) or pink eye.
Is olopatadine an antibiotic?
Frequently asked questions about Pataday (olopatadine) Pataday (olopatadine) is not an antibiotic and should not be used to treat eye irritation that is due to infection. This medication only works for allergy-related eye itchiness and redness.
Can you buy olopatadine over the counter?
The FDA has approved olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic 0.1% and 0.2% solution for sale as an OTC medication in the United States.
How long should you use olopatadine eye drops?
Olopatadine eye drops are indicated for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. Treatment may be maintained for up to 14 weeks, if considered necessary.
Are there any side effects to olopatadine hydrochloride?
Before using olopatadine hydrochloride, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride ), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
What are the different brand names of olopatadine?
Product(s) containing olopatadine: olopatadine nasal. Brand names: Patanase. Drug class(es): nasal antihistamines and decongestants. Olopatadine nasal is used in the treatment of: Allergic Rhinitis.
How to take Pataday eye drops with no side effects?
Hold the dropper directly over your eye and apply the prescribed number of drops. Look downward and gently close your eye for 1 to 2 minutes. Place one finger at the inside corner of your eye near the nose and apply gentle pressure. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink and do not rub your eye.