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    Olopatadine

    Information about Olopatadine

    Olopatadine uses

    Olopatadine is used in the treatment of allergic conditions.

    How olopatadine works

    Olopatadine is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.

    Common side effects of olopatadine

    Sleepiness, Weakness, Dryness in mouth, Hypersensitivity
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    Expert advice for Olopatadine

    • Your doctor has prescribed Olopatadine to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
    • As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy.
    • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
    • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication as it may cause increased sleepiness.
    • Stop taking Olopatadine at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

    Frequently asked questions for Olopatadine

    Olopatadine

    Q. What is Olopatadine ophthalmic solution/eye drops used for?

    Olopatadine is used to treat seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (infection and inflammation [itching, redness and swelling] of the conjunctive of the eye) cause due to pollens, dust, animal fur and other allergens

    Q. Is Olopatadine a steroid?

    No, Olopatadine is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. Olopatadine is an antiallergy medicine that decreases production of the chemical histamine which is responsible for initiating allergic responses

    Q. How does Olopatadine work?

    Olopatadine belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is an antiallergy medicine that decreases production of the chemical histamine which is responsible for initiating allergic responses.

    Q. Is Olopatadine over-the-counter?

    Yes, Olopatadine may be available over-the-counter. Patients should follow advice of the doctor regarding its use

    Q. What are Olopatadine tablets used for?

    Olopatadine is used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, hives, and itch associated with skin diseases

    Q. Is Olopatadine an antibiotic?

    No, Olopatadine is not an antibiotic. It belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. Olopatadine is an antiallergy medicine that decreases production of the chemical histamine which is responsible for initiating allergic responses

    Content on this page was last updated on 13 January, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)