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What is the definition or description of: Patanol allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Patanol allergy?

Treats allergy: Patanol is an eyedrop used for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis. some patients may experience irritation when taking it if they are sensitive to some of the preservatives. In general it is a safe and effective treatment for allergy in the eye. If you are experiencing specific symptoms with this medication, then I suggest that you ask about this specifically. ...Read more

Patanol Allergy (Definition)

Patanol is an eyedrop used for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis. Some patients may experience irritation when taking it if they are sensitive to some of the preservatives. In general it is a safe and effective treatment for allergy in the eye. If you are experiencing specific symptoms with this medication, then I suggest that you ...Read more


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Can patanol (allergy eye) n artificial tears used at same time? What's good brand for allergy eye? Can I use artificialtears (morning) n contact after it?

Can patanol (allergy eye) n artificial tears used at same time? What's good brand for allergy eye? Can I use artificialtears (morning) n contact after it?

Couple answers:: Patanol (olopatadine) and artificial tears can be taken together but they counteract each other so it's pointless. Patanol (olopatadine) dries out your eyes, artificial tears are supposed to wet your eyes but don't work well anyway. If u have allergies and dry eyes, try a punctum plug to help your dry eyes, which helps with contacts too. Or a mild steroid drop like Alrex will treat both. But these can't be used with contacts. ...Read more

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I been suffered perennial allergies since 8 years ago and till now. Does both alcon patanol (olopatadine) and flarex can help to recovery.?

I been suffered perennial allergies since 8 years ago and till now. Does both alcon patanol (olopatadine) and flarex can help to recovery.?

See below: Patanol, (olopatadine) made by Alcon, is an eye drop with anti-histamine & anti-cholinergic activity :good for allergies. Flarex is a steroid eye drop. I'm not an eye doctor, but my belief is that, while both are effective for perennial allergies, the former is safe while the latter is not. You can develop an eye infection which can be devastating and mask the signs with Flarex. How about cetirizine pills? ...Read more

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What should I do if I have been prescribed patanol (olopatadine) for allergies, when I put the drops in, it burns my eyes. Is that normal?

What should I do if I have been prescribed patanol (olopatadine) for allergies, when I put the drops in, it burns my eyes. Is that normal?

No: Patanol (olopatadine) is usually a very comfortable drop with instillation. You may have a bad bottle or something else wrong with your eye. ...Read more

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Supress allergy rhinitis for eyes. Either patanol (olopatadine) or zaditen. Which one is better?

Supress allergy rhinitis for eyes. Either patanol (olopatadine) or zaditen. Which one is better?

Both work: These are both ocular antihistamines and work well to treat the symptoms of allergy eyes. There is very little data to suggest that any one ocular antihistamine is any better than another. ...Read more

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Allergy rhinitis for eyes. I was given a choice of ither patanol (olopatadine) or zaditen, which do you recommend?

Allergy rhinitis for eyes. I was given a choice of ither patanol (olopatadine) or zaditen, which do you recommend?

Eye allergy: For the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis, both Patanol (olopatadine) (a prescription eye drop) and zaditor (ketotifen) which is now otc are effective for relief. Both are prescribed twice a day. Neither burns as much as some others. Ketotifen which is available as alaway is significantly cheaper (unless insurance will pay for the patanol). I've had patients experience relief with both. ...Read more

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Anything as good as patanol (olopatadine) eye drops for allergy?

Anything as good as patanol (olopatadine) eye drops for allergy?

Ocular allergies: Otc zaditor (ketotifen) (or generic equivalent) is often helpful in covering the allergy symptoms. In severe cases a short course of steroids under supervision of a physician can be helpful. The other option is to desensitize to the allergen. Skin testing to determine the allergen and then use weekly scit or daily slit therapy

http://www. Enttoday. Org/details/article/498209/slit_vs_scit_a_qa. Html. ...Read more

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Can patanol (olopatadine) eye drops be taken for months on end for eye allergies?

Can patanol (olopatadine) eye drops be taken for months on end for eye allergies?

Yes.: They act through mast cell stabilization and have antihistaminic properties. They are not corticosteroid drops. They are not habit forming. They are generally used for as long as they are needed. ...Read more

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What's the diffrence between patanol and zaditor (ketotifen)? My 4yrold son has problems with eyes matting shut and his dr said allergies. What can I do or buy

VernalConjunctivitis: Regarding Patanol vs. Zaditor, (ketotifen) look at: http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/489382 under the care of an ophthalmologist, steroid drops may be effective, though an ophthalmologist should verify the diagnosis in a toddler, since a "shield ulcer" can interfere with visual function. Another consideration is a low-grade bacterial conjunctivitis, so visit an ophthalmologist trusted by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can you become tolerant to patanol (olopatadine) allergy eye-drops?

No: Patanol (olopatadine) doesn't become less effective with use and tolerance doesn't develop. No medications used to treat allergies develop tolerance. This only occurs with a small number of meds, usually those affecting nervous system, e.g. Pain killers, sedatives, sleeping pills, etc. Probably you are being exposed to more pollen, dust, etc. And your symptoms are worse. ...Read more

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Is it possible to become tolerant to 0.1% patanol (olopatadine) allergy eye-drops?

Is it possible to become tolerant to 0.1% patanol (olopatadine) allergy eye-drops?

Yes: Topical antihistamine agents are generally very effective for treatment of seasonal allergy eye conditions. However, as the season progresses, they often lose their effect. That does not make this "bad" medicine; rather, it probably attests to the severity of allergies that you have. ...Read more

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Is patanol (olopatadine) and alaway the same group? I have allergy eyes. Itching, red, dry. Which one to use first or how?

Is patanol (olopatadine) and alaway the same group? I have allergy eyes. Itching, red, dry. Which one to use first or how?

Yes: Alaway & Patanol (olopatadine) are both topical ocular antihistamines. Both useful for itchy, watery eyes once to twice daily. Coincident with ocular allergies is dry eye symptoms, which can be augmented by systemic antihistamine/decongestant treatment. I recommend using both the antihistamine eye drops as prescribed & adjunctive artificial tears at intervals in between for comfort. ...Read more

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If I've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy? Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

If I've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy? Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

Yes: Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis starts with eliminating or avoiding the allergen as well as rinsing the allergen from your eyes with plain water (reduces the allergen load). Allergy shots can help as can oral allergy meds. There are eye drops that help a great deal also. Steroid eye drops are very effective but are not used long term due to risk of glaucoma and cataract. ...Read more

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I have dry eyes and also eye allergies. Can I use both patanol (olopatadine) and restasis?

I have dry eyes and also eye allergies. Can I use both patanol (olopatadine) and restasis?

Yes: Patanol (olopatadine) is used for allergies. Often cited as having a side affect of dryness, it is effective at decreasing ocular allergies. Restasis, on the other hand, is used to help reduce ocular inflammation and to aid tear production. Two different products with two different mechanisms of action, both of which may be used together. ...Read more

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Red eyes for 4 days so far. I have been on Patanol and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) eye drops for 3 months helping with allergies. Both eye bloodshot is recent. What to do

Red eyes for 4 days so far. I have been on Patanol and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) eye drops for 3 months helping with allergies. Both eye bloodshot is recent. What to do

There must be. ...: Something else going on with your eyes, the majority of patients with red eyes have allergies, dry eyes or both. Best to have your eyes examined to find the etiology. ...Read more

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Can patanol (olopatadine) be an antihistamine or what exactly is it?

Can patanol (olopatadine) be an antihistamine or what exactly is it?

Med for Allergy Eye: Patanol (olopatadine) is an ocular anti histamine that is used for allergy eyes. ...Read more

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Its itchy & swelling. I have patanol (olopatadine) eyedrops. Should I try them to ease the itchiness?

Its itchy & swelling. I have patanol (olopatadine) eyedrops. Should I try them to ease the itchiness?

Yes: Patanol (olopatadine) is an anti-histamine eye drop that reduces allergy symptoms in the eye. Other treatments: avoid the cause (if possible), anti-histamine pills and allergy shots if it is extreme. ...Read more

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Is patanol (olopatadine) good?

Is patanol (olopatadine) good?

Yes: Its an effective antihistamine eye drop. It does a good job when perscribed for the apropiate pt. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: patanol (olopatadine)?

Please describe the medication: patanol (olopatadine)?

Antihistamine: It is an antihistamine and mast cell stabilizer used to reduce allergic symptoms. Because of its anticholinergic effects, side effects include headache, blurred vision, eye burning and dryness, sore throat and taste changes (cf wikipedia). ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Olopatadine (Definition)

This is the eye drop called patanol (olopatadine). It's used to treat allergic conjunctivitis. It ...Read more