What is Olopatadine?

Olopatadine hydrochloride is an antihistamine (as well as anticholinergic and mast cell stabilizer), sold as a prescription eye drop (0.2% solution, Pataday (or Patanol S in some countries), manufactured by Alcon). It is used to treat itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergies). Olopatadine hydrochloride 0.1% is sold as Patanol (or Opatanol in some countries). A decongestant nasal spray formulation is sold as Patanase, which was approved by the FDA on April 15, 2008. It is also available as an oral tablet in Japan under the tradename Allelock, manufactured by Kyowa Hakko Kogyo.

It should not be used to treat irritation caused by contact lenses. The usual dose for Patanol is 1 drop in each affected eye 2 times per day, with 6 to 8 hours between doses.

There is potential for Olopatadine as a treatment modality for steroid rebound (red skin syndrome.)

Olopatadine was developed by Kyowa Hakko Kogyo.

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My wife is having swelling on one of the eye lids every winters, could you please help me to understand the following along with the correct line...

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This can be because of allergy.

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Thank you, Dr. Bhavsar, for following up and asking about our health status. My daughter started on Patanol eye drops, and I was wondering how long...

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Better to consult ophalmologist.

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My son 19 Years of age has got black spot on right eyelid at bottom centre. We observed it in 2013 end . The size of the spot remains the same ....

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Spot does not look concerning but the congestion concerns me.

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