Olopatadine

generic for Patanase

What is Olopatadine?

Common Brand(s): Pataday, Patanol, Pazeo

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.

Uses

  • allergic conjunctivitis
  • ocular symptom associated with allergic rhinitis

Usage Instructions

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.

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.