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Olopatadine Allergy In Children
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
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
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
Is it safe to take both viagmox (for pinkeye) and patanol (olopatadine) (for allergies) simultaneously?
Yes.: Yes. It is not a problem to use this two medication simultaneously if needed. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: Patentol, and the class of medications used for allergy treatment called mast cell stabilzers, are generally thought to be safe for ongoing use. Typically Pataday is used once daily, and Patanol (olopatadine) twice daily, as needed, for allergic symptoms like itchy and watery eyes. ...Read more
Any time your medicine aggravates the condition for which it was prescribed - stop taking it immediately and contact the doctor who prescribed it.
Most meds are safe most of the time but not always. Do not be shy about reporting your concerns. ...Read more
Yes: The interaction checker I use notes that there are no adverse interactions between these two medications. You may also want to ask your pharmacist as they typically have a larger data base in their interaction checkers. ...Read more
Can I use Naphcon-A daily? It works better than olopatadine and ketotifen for me. If not, what can I use long term?
Naphcon-A: Is a combination medicine, an antihistaminic and a decongestant, it would work on short term for symptoms relief, but on long term use, wouldn't be advised especially the decongestant part, olopatadine/ketotifen work on the long term, no immediate action, ising Naohcob-A for the short tetm and st tge same time initiating olopatadine regularly is a good option, then hold the Naphcon-A, use it PRN ...Read more
Not the best choice: Patenol is a terrific drop for allergy symptoms, primarily tearing and itchy eyes. Dry eye is better treated, at least initially, with otc drops like systane, optive, genteal, soothe, or tears naturale (artificial tears). If using these otc drops three or more times daily, best to see an eye md for accurate diagnosis and treatment, possibly the rx drop restasis, or tear drainage duct plugs. ...Read more
Dry eyes!: Patanol (olopatadine) can sometimes help dry eyes, but it is intended for itch and allergies. Start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses. Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful. ...Read more