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By Medicover Hospitals / 11 Mar 2021
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What is Olopatadine?

  • Olopatadine is a prescription drug that comes in the form of ophthalmic solutions. The drug is available in various brand-name drugs called pazeo, patanol and pataday. The medication is a mast cell stabilizers and selective histamine H1 antagonist which works by reducing inflammatory and allergic reactions. It's a structural analogue of doxepin, a drug with very mild anti-allergic properties. The medication works by blocking all the effects of histamine that is a primary inflammatory mediator which causes inflammatory and allergic reactions.
    1. Olopatadine Uses
    2. Olopatadine Side effects
    3. Olopatadine
    4. Warnings
    5. Overdose
    6. Storage
    7. Olopatadine vs Bepotastine
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
    9. Citations

    Olopatadine Uses:

  • Olopatadine ophthalmic (eye) drops are used to treat allergic conjunctivitis, which causes inflammation in the eyes (pink eye). Pollen, ragweed, grass, animal fur, or dander can cause eye itching or redness, which can be treated with this medication. It works by preventing the effects of certain inflammatory substances (such as histamine) released by cells in your eyes and sometimes can cause severe allergic reactions. Olopatadine belongs to the class of drug called mast cell stabilizers.
  • Olopatadine Side Effects:

  • Some of the common and major side effects of Olopatadine are:
    • Blurred vision
    • Stinging in the eye
    • Dry eye
    • Abnormal sensation in the eye
    • Headache
    • Eye pain or itching
    • Severe irritation in the eye
    • Change in eyesight
    • Eye swelling
    • Redness of the eye
    • Severe discomfort
  • Olopatadine can cause some serious side effects and can lead to some serious health problems. Talk with your doctor if you are having any serious problems.
  • Precautions:

  • Before using Olopatadine talk with your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medications related to it. The drug may contain some inactive ingredients which will cause serious allergic reactions or some other serious problems. Before using the drug talk with your doctor if you have any medical history such as eye infection, eye itching, discomfort in the eye or if you are using contact lenses.
  • How to use Olopatadine?

  • If you're self-treating with over-the-counter medicine, read and follow all of the instructions on the box before using it. Consult your pharmacist if you have any questions. If your doctor has recommended this drug, follow the instructions carefully. Apply this drug once or twice a day to the affected eye(s) or as directed by the prescription package or your doctor. Before using eye drops, wash your hands thoroughly. To avoid any kind of contamination don not touch the dropper tip or let it touch the eye or any other surface. If you are using eye lenses then remove the eye lenses first and use the eye drops. After using the eye drop apply gentle pressure at least for 1 to 2 minutes before opening the eyes.
  • Dosage and Strengths:

  • Generic: Olopatadine
    • Form: ophthalmic solution (0.1%, 0.2%)
  • Brand: Pazeo
    • Form:ophthalmic solution (0.7%)
  • Brand: Patanol
    • Form:
    • ophthalmic solution (0.1%)
  • Brand: Pataday
    • Form: ophthalmic solution (0.2%)
  • Dosage for itchy eyes from allergie: One drop in the affected eyes once per day.
  • Missed Dose:

  • As soon as you remember, use the missing dose. If it’s time for the next dose, skip the skipped dose and return to the daily dosing schedule. To make up for a missed dose, do not offer a double dose.
  • Overdose:

  • Overdose of an eye drop can lead to severe side effects like headache, eye irritation and dry eyes. Talk with your doctor immediately if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
  • Interactions:

  • There are no known olopatadine drug reactions, but you can tell your doctor about all of your drugs, including prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Not all drug interactions are recognized, and new ones are being found all the time. When taking olopatadine, stay away from alcohol and other sleep-inducing drugs.
  • Warnings for Serious Health Conditions:

  • Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
  • During pregnancy, if you are using this drug then talk with your doctor immediately. The drug should be used if the benefits outweigh the risks.
  • Olopatadine eye drop doesn’t have any side effects while breastfeeding. But before using any medication talk with your doctor immediately.
  • Storage:

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. Exposure to medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.
  • Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Olopatadine vs Bepotastine:

    Olopatadine
    Bepotastine
    Olopatadine is a prescription drug that comes in the form of ophthalmic solutions. The drug is available in various brand-name drugs called pazeo, patanol and pataday. Bepotastine is a non-sedating and potent histamine receptor antagonist. This antihistamine medication is used for the treatment of various allergy symptoms.
    Olopatadine ophthalmic (eye) drops are used to treat allergic conjunctivitis, which causes inflammation in the eyes (pink eye). The drug belongs to the class of medication called antihistamines. It functions by preventing the release of histamine, a material in the body that triggers allergic reactions.
    Some of the common and major side effects of Olopatadine are:
    • Blurred vision
    • Stinging in the eye
    • Dry eye
    • Abnormal sensation in the eye
    • Headache
    Some of the common & major side effects of Bepotastine are:
    • Mild taste
    • Irritated eyes
    • Headache
    • Swelling of nose or throat

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Olopatadine ophthalmic (eye) drops are used to treat allergic conjunctivitis, which causes inflammation in the eyes (pink eye). Pollen, ragweed, grass, animal fur, or dander can cause eye itching or redness, which can be treated with this medication.
    Sneezing, itchy or runny nose, and itchy eyes are signs of seasonal (short-term) allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and are treated with olopatadine nasal spray. It's an antihistamine that works by stopping histamine from being released into the body
    Olopatadine eye drops can be used for 14 weeks. However, before using any drug talk with your doctor.
    Some of the common and major side effects of Olopatadine are:
    • Mild taste
    • Irritated eyes
    • Headache
    • Swelling of nose or throat

    Citations:

  • Olopatadine, https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jjp/88/4/88_4_379/_article/-char/ja/
  • Olopatadine effects, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1081120610628141