No, Oloptz is not a steroid. It is a medication which is used to treat allergic conditions. Most commonly it is used to treat allergic conjunctivitis/pink eye. Do not take this medication without consulting your doctor.
Q. Can Oloptz cause eye irritation?
Usually, Oloptz do not cause irritation of eyes as it helps in reducing the inflammation and irritation in the eye. However, there are chances of eye irritation, abnormal eye sensation, and eye discomfort in some patients.
Q. Can a child take Oloptz?
Oloptz can be used in children above 3 years of age at the same dose as in adults. But, it should not be used in children under 3 years of age. This is because the safety of children of such age group have not been established.
Q. Does Oloptz make you sleepy?
Usually, using Oloptz topically does not make you sleepy but sometimes there are chances that it can cause sleepiness. However, if other anti-allergic medication are taken orally along with this medication then they may make you sleepy. Do not drive or perform any machinery work if you are sleepy Contact your doctor if the medicine makes you uneasy.
Q. How long can you use Oloptz?
The Oloptz should be instilled in the affected eye(s) with one drop twice daily. The duration of treatment with Oloptz will depend upon the disease condition, its severity, and the response of the patient to the treatment. The medicine can be given for as long as four months, if considered necessary. However, the exact duration is decided by your doctor.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 13th Jan 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.