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Can alcon (patanol) eye drops be used for red eyes? Need expert opinions!

Can alcon (patanol) eye drops be used for red eyes? Need expert opinions!

Perhaps: Patanol (olopatadine) is specifically indicated for relief of ocular allergy symptoms which may include redness. However, redness can also be caused by a variety of other ocular problems beyond allergy for which Patanol (olopatadine) may not be the appropriate medication. You should see your ophthalmologist if your redness is ongoing, accompanied by discharge or pain or not resolving quickly. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops side effects?

Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops side effects?

Not many: Any eye drop can have side effects, although patenol is usually very well tolerated. Some expected side effects might be stinging or burning feeling when used, possible mildly blurred vision, redness of the eyes after use. These are all fairly rare with patenol, in my experience. ...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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Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops are burning my eyes, what do I do? Is there an alternative?

Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops are burning my eyes, what do I do? Is there an alternative?

Itchy?: Are you using this for itchy eye and not burning eye? Try putting the Patanol (olopatadine) in the refrigerator and see it it will reduce the initial burning. Otherwise there are several other options. Just ask your doctor about them. ...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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Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops (0.1% Olopatadine Hydrochloride) are they safe specially for hearing. Are they ototoxic? Are they generally safe to use?

Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops (0.1% Olopatadine Hydrochloride) are they safe specially for hearing. Are they ototoxic? Are they generally safe to use?

Safe & Effective: Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops are very safe and effective for allergic conjunctivitis and have minimal side effects. Common side effects include burning, dry eyes, headache, and redness. I have not seen any ear complications from this medication. Not listed on common adverse reactions. ...Read more

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Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops not working for my red eye. What should I use?

Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops not working for my red eye. What should I use?

Patanol (olopatadine) is specific: Patanol (olopatadine) is specific for allergy. This, in a sense is a worth while theraperutic trial, ruling out allergy as a cause for the red eye. You should continue with your dr, exploring other causes. ...Read more

Dr. Sujith Sundararaj
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Patanol (Definition)

Patanol is an ocular decongestant which is a ...Read more