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Is pataday used to treat styes?

Is pataday used to treat styes?

Pataday: Is an allergy drop. This will not help a stye. You can use some warm compresses if your eyelid is swollen and tender. ...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


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Is pataday for viral infection?

Is pataday for viral infection?

No: Pataday is a topical antihistamine type eye drop for allergic conjunctivitis to treat allergy symptoms in the eyes. Viral infections usually require anti-inflammatories and/or anti-viral treatments although most are self limited. Pataday may make your eye feel better but would not be the usual recommended treatment for a viral infection. ...Read more

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Can I use pataday if I have a stye?

Can I use pataday if I have a stye?

Yes: You may use Pataday while you have a stye, but it won't help with the stye. Treatment for a stye is warm compresses and sometimes surgical drainage if not improving. ...Read more

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Whats olopatadine effect?

Whats olopatadine effect?

Olopatadine: Is an antihistamine/anticholinergic eye drops used to treat allergic conjunctivitis. It is also available as nasal spray & in japan as tablets. It can cause headaches, burning, stinging, dry eyes, lid edema, symptoms of flu, & taste perversion. ...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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Of these eyedrops: restasis, pataday, lotemax (loteprednol) and azasite which is best?

Of these eyedrops: restasis, pataday, lotemax (loteprednol) and azasite which is best?

All different: One cannot compare these drops. Each is good for different indications. Restasis is for dry eyes pataday is for ocular allergy lotemax is for inflammation azasite is for ocular infection. ...Read more

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Can patanol (olopatadine) be taken for long term treatment o?

Can patanol (olopatadine) be taken for long term treatment o?

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

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Whenever I use Patanol (olopatadine) my tinnitus gets aggravated is it normal? What should I do?

Patanol (olopatadine): 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

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My son 4yrs old his eyes become red since 10 days, he used moxigram lx, pataday it cured but recurred again what does it mean?

My son 4yrs old his eyes become red since 10 days, he used moxigram lx, pataday it cured but recurred again what does it mean?

Allergies: If no discharge, just red means it is probably allergy related. Pataday can be used for as long as he needs them and are once a day. ...Read more

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Restasis, pataday, lotemax (loteprednol) and azasite ==which causes the most excessive tearing?

Restasis, pataday, lotemax (loteprednol) and azasite ==which causes the most excessive tearing?

All increase tears: The medications you have listed can all help improve tear properies in selected patients and you need to work with your eyemd to see what will work for you. Pataday is an antihistamine that helps mostly itching, but dryness associated with allergies will improve. Azasite is an antibiotic for meibomian dysfunction. Lotemax (loteprednol) quiets inflammation, and Restasis also helps with inflammation and tears. ...Read more

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Restasis, pataday, lotemax (loteprednol) and azasite, which can cause the most excessive tearing?

Restasis: Restasis is a drug which causes dramatically increased tearing. Lotemax (loteprednol) may cause a slight increase in tearing. Pataday will reduce tearing and Azasite has no effect on tearing. ...Read more

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My allergies are really bothering me I'm on pataday Flonase Claritin (loratadine) and take weekly allergy shots medications don't work I've taken everything else?

My allergies are really bothering me I'm  on pataday Flonase Claritin (loratadine) and take weekly allergy shots medications don't work I've taken everything else?

Re-evaluation: if you are on all those medicines, regular and not benefiting, so you need to be reevaluated, medicines don't work equally for all patients, doses might need to be modified or prescribed different meds, most important is adherence to treatment plan, good luck ...Read more

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Can pataday eye drops cure pink eye?

Can pataday eye drops cure pink eye?

No: Pataday is an eyedrop to treat allergic conjunctivitis. Pink eye and allergic conjunctivitis can look the same, the main difference is that the allergic version typically itches. If you have "true pink eye" it is a viral infection, and Pataday will not cure that. ...Read more

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Can Pataday help with your dry eyes if caused by allergies? I heard that it helps with inflammation so you can produce/release tears better?

Can Pataday help with your dry eyes if caused by allergies? I heard that it helps with inflammation so you can produce/release tears better?

Pataday is for: seasonal allergies affecting the eyes not for dry eyes. It doesn't have anti-inflammatory effects, but more anti-histaminic effects that may secondarily reduce the allergic symptoms like inflammation, but it's not a steroid. So that doesn't directly have to do with producing or releasing tears better. You may be confusing lubricating tears for Pataday? Read: http://www.drugs.com/mtm/pataday.html ...Read more

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