Patanol

Generic Name: Olopatadine ophthalmic solution

Patanol is used for relieving symptoms of eye allergies. By blocking a specific type of histamine receptor in the body, the medication can help relieve or prevent allergy symptoms. It comes in the form of an eyedrop that is placed in each eye twice a day. Patanol is known with the generic name of olopatadine ophthalmic solution which is a prescription eyedrop used for the treatment of signs and symptoms of eye allergies medically known as allergic conjunctivitis.

Allergic conjunctivitis is a common cause of pink eye. Symptoms of eye allergies can be relieved or even prevented by using Patanol. This prescription medication is a type of antihistamine and works to treat eye allergies by blocking certain histamine receptors in the body. It is approved for use in adults and children as young as three years old. At this time, there is no other label of Patanol uses.

How to Use Patanol Eye Drops

  • This medication comes in the form of an eye drop. It is usually used in each eye twice a day, with six or eight hours between the two doses.
  • In order to prevent contamination of the drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye.
  • If you wear contact lenses, you must remove them to use the drops. In order to prevent the lens from absorbing some of the ingredients in Patanol, make sure to wait at least 10 minutes after using the drops before reinserting the lens. Do not wear your contact lenses if your eye is still red.

Cautions before Use Patanol Eye Drops

  • If you wear contact lenses, you must remove them to use the drops. In order to prevent the lens from absorbing the medication, make sure to wait 10 minutes after using Patanol before reinserting the lens. Do not wear your contact lenses if your eye is still red.
  • This medication is only licensed for use as an eyedrop. It should not be taken by mouth or by injection.
  • In order to prevent contamination of the drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye.
  • Patanol might be unsafe for use during pregnancy.

Patanol Eye Drops Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Patanol are as follows:

  • A feeling of weakness
  • Blurred vision
  • Burning or stinging
  • Symptoms of the common cold
  • Dry eyes
  • A foreign body sensation (feeling like something is stuck in the eye)
  • Red eyes
  • Eyelid swelling
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Sinus infections or irritations
  • Changes in taste.

Patanol Eye Drops Interactions and Overdose

There are no drug interactions found with Patanol yet.

It is not known if it is possible to overdose on Patanol or what the specific effects might be.

 

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