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Olopatadine is an anti-allergic medication used in the treatment of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis caused due to pollens, dust, animal fur, and other allergens. Allergic conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva (the clear tissue that covers the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids) caused by an allergic reaction. Ophthalmic medicine belongs to the category of medicines called mast cell stabilizers. The eye drops work by inhibiting the release of chemical substances responsible for causing itching. Inform your doctor if you are allergic to Olopatadine or similar medicines.
Use Olopatadine eye drops as per the dosage and duration prescribed by the doctor. Avoid contact of the dispensing container with the eyes, eyelids, fingers, and other surfaces to avoid contamination. Generally, these eye drops are safe and do not cause any major side effects. However, some people may experience a few side effects such as eye pain, eye irritation, headache, blurred vision, burning/stinging/redness/dryness of the eye, eyelid swelling, and eye discomfort. Inform your doctor if the side effects persist or become severe with time.
Olopatadine eye drops are commonly prescribed for the treatment of Allergic conjunctivitis. Eye drops are an antihistaminic medication that treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body. It relieves itching, burning, redness, and watering in the eyes caused by allergic conjunctivitis.
Olopatadine eye drops are available in the form of a solution to instill in the eyes. Follow the dosage instructions given by your doctor. Read the prescription label carefully. Do not use Olopatadine eye drops more or less than prescribed by your doctor. Follow the steps given below to correctly use the Olopatadine eye drops.
Mostly, the Olopatadine eye drops are safe to use and do not cause any major side effects. The side effects if any are mild to temporary and get resolved over time. Immediately inform your doctor if the side effects worsen with time or persist. The range of side effects noticed on using the Olopatadine eye drops are mentioned below:
Olopatadine eye drops may interact with other medicines when taken together. The eye drops can also interact with food items and health conditions. Do not use Olopatadine eye drops when taking the following mentioned medicines: