Patanol is an effective treatment for all signs and symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis. Patanol eye drops relieve the itchy, watery allergy eyes that occur when exposed to triggers such as pet dander, pollens, and air pollution.
Patanol is an anti-histamine medication. This means that it blocks the action of histamine, a naturally occurring substance in the body that causes a reaction when it encounters an irritant like dust or pollens. Patanol stops histamine from reacting with these irritants in the eyes, thereby reducing the symptoms normally associated with an allergic reaction.
To use Patanol, tilt your head back, and then bring the lower eyelid away from the eye by pulling down on it with your index finger. Next, look up and away from the bottle, and put one drop into the lower eyelid. Then, close your eye and press gently on the inside of the eye where the lids meet, to prevent the medication from leaking out of the eye. When the drops have been applied, refrain from blinking for about one minute, so that the medication is not removed from the eye.
The applicator should never come into contact with the eye, the eyelids, or any other surface. Doing so may cause contamination of the medicine. You should always remember to wash your hands before and after using Patanol. If you wear contact lenses, remove them prior to using Patanol. The lenses may be re-inserted after waiting at least ten minutes from the time the medication was administered, and only after redness has subsided, if it occurs. Patanol should be used regularly for best results. It is typically used twice a day, waiting approximately six to eight hours between applications. Patanol is only indicated for use in the eyes, and should not be ingested.
Patanol is a quick and easily applied treatment that brings relief in a few short minutes. It acts quickly to stop the itchy, watery feeling of the eyes, and prevents future symptoms from occurring, when used regularly.
In patient studies, when the use of PATANOL was compared to a basic saline solution without the drug, there was no difference in the overall occurrence of side effects. The most common side effects associated with the use of Patanol include: blurred vision, stinging, headache and dryness.
Patanol has not been approved for use by pregnant women or children below the age of three. Patanol should not be used for eye irritations that are not caused by allergies, like contact lens irritation. Always check with your doctor prior to continuing use of Patanol if you experience further eye problems.
Important Patient InformationOLOPATADINE - OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION (oh-low-PAT-uh-deen) COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Pataday, Patanol, Pazeo
IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.
USES: This medication is an antihistamine used to treat itching and redness in the eyes due to allergies. This medication is not recommended for the treatment of eye irritation due to wearing contact lenses.
HOW TO USE: Apply this medication in the affected eye(s) usually once or twice a day as directed by your doctor, depending on the brand of eye drops you are prescribed. Wash your hands before each use. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. The preservative in this product may be absorbed by contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using this medication and keep them out of your eyes for at least 10 minutes after each dose. Tilt your head back, look upward and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. 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. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time(s) each day. Continue using it for the full time prescribed. Wait at least 5 minutes in between applying this medicine and any other eye medication (e.g., drops or ointments) you may be using. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the eye drops to enter the eye. Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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 persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
PRECAUTIONS: 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. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: contact lens use. Your vision may be temporarily blurred or unstable after applying this drug. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.
OVERDOSE: This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store the US product between 39-77 degrees F (4-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Store the Canadian product between 39-86 degrees F (4-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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