Why Olopat Eye Drop for allergies?
Olopat eye drop contains Olopatadine as an active ingredient. It has the same active ingredient and mechanism of action as other brand-name drugs like Patanol, Pataday and Pazeo. It’s also available as a generic drug that usually cost less than brand-name versions.
How does Olopat Eye drop work?
The active ingredients of Olopat eye drop belong to the class of drugs called mass cells stabilizers. It works by stopping the mass cells from breaking down and releasing chemicals substances that cause allergies like leukotriene and histamines. These two substances cause allergic reactions with symptoms like itching and watery eyes.
How to use Olopat Eye Drop?
Apply Olopat Eye Drop in the affected eye(s) once or twice a day or as directed by your doctor. Before application, wash your hand properly to avoid any contamination. Do not touch the tip of the dropper or let it touch your eye. If you are wearing any contact lenses, remove them before applying. Do not wear them for at least 10-15 minutes after each dose.
When applying, tilt your head back and look up. Pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Position the dropper directly over the affected eye and apply the number of drops your doctor prescribed you. Close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Do not blink and rub your eyes. After application, do not rinse the dropper. Just replace the dropper cap after each use. Apply Olopat Eye Drop at the same time each day and use it regularly to get the most benefit out of it.
What are the side effects of Olopat Eye drop?
Olopat Eye Drop may cause unwanted mild side effects such as:
- Bitter taste
- Dry mouth
- Trouble sleeping
- Blurred vision
- Changes in the way food taste
- Dry eyes
- Stinging or burning in the eyes
- Abnormal sensation in the eyes
Serious side effects include:
- Severe eye irritation
- Bleeding from nose
- Elevated creatinine level
- Changes in eyesight
- Itching, pain in the eye
If any of the serious symptoms occur seek medical attention immediately.
Warning and precautions
Inform your doctor if you have:
- Other medical conditions
- You are breastfeeding
- You are pregnant
- You are wearing contact lenses
- You are taking any other medications
Olopat Eye Drop is for short-term treatment. They may come with risk if you don’t use them as prescribed.