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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