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Dr. Sujith Sundararaj
42 doctors shared insights

Patanol (Overview)

Patanol is an ocular decongestant which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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What are patanol (olopatadine) eye drop side effects?

What are patanol (olopatadine) eye drop side effects?

Patanol (olopatadine): Not much, except possible irritation or itching due to allergy to a component in the drop. ...Read more

Dr. Sujith Sundararaj
42 doctors shared insights

Patanol (Overview)

Patanol is an ocular decongestant which is a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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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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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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Can you tell me if i could use patanol (olopatadine) for pink eye?

Can you tell me if i could use patanol (olopatadine) for pink eye?

Maybe: This is primarily a benefit to those with seasonal allergies that have eye irritation on that basis. It would not benefit someone with bacterial pinkeye. ...Read more

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Can patanol (olopatadine) be used for dry eyes?

Can patanol (olopatadine) be used for dry eyes?

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

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What are some side effects of using patanol (olopatadine) eye drops?

What are some side effects of using patanol (olopatadine) eye drops?

Many: Theadache, blurred vision, burning/stinging/redness/dryness of the eye, eyelid swelling, or a feeling as if something is in your eye may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. ...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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Olopatadine (Definition)

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