Patanol Eye Drops (Olopatadine)

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Patanol Eye Drops (Olopatadine) Medication Information

Uses

Patanol is an eye drop used to treat allergic conjunctivitis.

Dosage

The ophthalmic solution is available in 0.1% strength.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Patanol include:

  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Burning
  • Dry eye
  • Keratitis
  • Nausea
  • Pruritus
  • Taster perversion

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Patanol.

Precautions

The tip of the Patanol bottle should never come in contact with your eye, and it should be kept tightly closed when not in use to prevent possible infections. 

If your eye is red, do not wear your contact lens while using Patanol.

Interactions

The drug manufacturer has not listed any known drug interactions with Patanol

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Patanol. 

Storage

Store between 39-77ºF. 

Pharmacist Tips

  • The recommended dose of Patanol is one drop in each eye two times a day.
  • The interval between drops should be 6-8 hours.
  • Keep the Patanol bottle tightly closed between uses.

Olopatadine FAQs

How many times a day can I use Patanol?

The recommended dose is to use Patanol 2 times a day.

 

How long can I use Patanol?

Typically the Patanol drops are used up to 14 days, speak with your doctor to determine the duration that is best for you. 

 

Is Patanol a steroid?

No, Patanol is an antihistamine.

 

What does Patanol eye drop do?

Patanol is an antihistamine, and it works to reduce the allergic reaction that occurs in the eye.

 

Is Patanol used for pink eye?

Patanol does not have an indication to treat pink eye, it is used to treat red eyes caused by allergies.

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Patanol {package insert}. Fort Worth, TX: Alcon Laboratories, Inc.; 2002.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2003/20688slr016_patanol_lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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