Information about Olopatadine

Olopatadine Uses

Olopatadine is used in the treatment of nasal allergy symptoms.

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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Available Medicine for Olopatadine

OlopatAjanta Pharma Ltd
70 to ₹2405 variant(s)
WinolapSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
118 to ₹2724 variant(s)
PatadayAlcon Laboratories
3731 variant(s)
IF 2Cipla Ltd
58 to ₹1222 variant(s)
PatadinAjanta Pharma Ltd
1121 variant(s)
AlerchekIndoco Remedies Ltd
1531 variant(s)
OlobluLupin Ltd
114 to ₹1153 variant(s)
OlopineIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
1181 variant(s)
OlotopSunways India Pvt Ltd
89 to ₹1292 variant(s)
Rapidon ODMicro Labs Ltd
1401 variant(s)

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. Is Olopatadine a steroid?

No, Olopatadine is not a steroid. It belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. Olopatadine is an anti-allergy medicine which helps to reduce allergic symptoms.

Q. How does Olopatadine work?

Olopatadine belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines which is used to relieve allergic symptoms. It does so by reducing the production of a chemical called histamine which is responsible for initiating allergic responses.

Q. Is Olopatadine over-the-counter?

Yes, Olopatadine may be available over-the-counter. However, it is advised to consult 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 anti-allergy medicine that decreases production of the chemical histamine which is responsible for initiating allergic responses.

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