No interactions found.
What we now about Olopatadine Ophthalmic Drops
Brand Name(s): Patanol
Generic Name Olopatadine Ophthalmic Drops
What is olopatadine eye solution?
OLOPATADINE (Patanol®) helps to prevent itching of the eye caused by allergies. Generic olopatadine eye solution is not yet available.
What should my health care professional know before I use olopatadine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?
Olopatadine eye solution is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Tilt the head back slightly and pull down the lower lid with the index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye, fingertips, or any other surface. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the pouch. Close the eye gently to spread the drops. Your vision may blur for a few minutes. Use your doses at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
What drug(s) may interact with olopatadine?
No interactions with other medicines have been reported.
Tell your prescriber or health care professional: about all other medicines you are taking or using, including non-prescription medicines; if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol; if you smoke; or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What side effects may I notice from using olopatadine?
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
Local effects in the eye may include:
Other possible side effects include:
What should I watch for while taking olopatadine?
Tell your prescriber or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to improve in 2 or 3 days.
Report any serious side effects promptly. Stop using olopatadine if your eyes get inflamed, painful, or have a discharge, and see your prescriber or health care professional as soon as you can.
Be careful not to touch the tip of the dispensing container onto the eye, or any other surface. Serious eye infections can result from contamination of eye solutions.
Do not wear soft contact lenses while putting olopatadine drops in the eye. Contact lenses may be inserted 10 minutes after putting the medicine in the eye.
Where can I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Store between 4 degrees and 30 °C (39 degrees and 86 °F). Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
(Note: The above information is not intended to replace the advice of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It is not meant to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.)