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Olopatadine Eye Drops - Overview
Olopatadine is a medication used for managing itching related to allergic conjunctivitis. Push Health can connect people who need an olopatadine prescription with a licensed medical provider who can prescribe olopatadine eye drops if appropriate to do so.
What Is Olopatadine Hydrochloride?
Olopatadine, marketed under the names Pataday, Patanol and Pazeo, is a solution used for relieving itching in patients with conjunctivitis related to allergies. Olopatadine works by stabilizing specific cells called mast cells. Olopatadine is also a histamine H1 antagonist and helps block activation of cells in the immune system known as eosinophils. Olopatadine hydrochloride powder itself is a white, crystalline powder that is soluble in water. Olopatadine should be generally stored between 2° C and 25° C.
Olopatadine (Pataday) - Cost and Dosage
Olopatadine is available as Olopatadine solution 0.2% with each mL of solution containing olopatadine 2.22 mg. Olopatadine is typically prescribed as one drop in each affected eye daily but it depends on the prescribing medical provider. Olopatadine is moderately affordable, costing approximately $26 for 2.5 mL of olopatadine 0.2% solution. Olopatadine coupons may be available online to reduce the cost further and some insurance plans may also cover the cost of olopatadine hydrochloride eye drops. Olopatadine is for topical ocular use and should not be taken orally or injected. Olopatadine is also available as olopatadine nasal spray (Patanase).
Can I Buy Olopatadine Online?
Olopatadine eye drops require a prescription to be dispensed by a pharmacy in the United States. Because of this, one cannot buy olopatadine online without first getting a prescription. People who might require an olopatadine eye drops prescription can use Push Health to connect with a medical provider who can prescribe Pataday (olopatadine hydrochloride) if safe and appropriate to do so.
Olopatadine - Side Effects
Olopatadine, like other eye drop medications, can cause side effects. Side effects from olopatadine use include a sore throat, cold syndrome, blurry vision, dry eye, burning, stinging and irritation. Olopatadine should not be used with contact lenses. Olopatadine and alcohol should not be used together. Concerns about possible side effects related to olopatadine eye drops should be discussed with a pharmacist or medical provider before use.
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Last updated August 1, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.