General Information About Eye Drop Medication
Patanol (also known as Ophthlamic olopatadine) treats the active symptoms of the condition “conjunctivitis” or allergic pink eye, which of course, we know what pink eye is, or have had it once or know someone who has had it. The “Pink Eye” condition occurs yearly for those who are highly susceptible to the condition. However, allergic pink eye isn’t contagious to those who are at risk of contracting the condition from an infected party. Basically, its not a contacgious condition, so you don’t gotta worry too much about getting it from someone who has it, such as your spouse or one of your children.
It (Ophthlamic olopatadine) is also known as Pataday in both the United States and Canada. The drug typically comes in a liquid solution that can be dripped into one’s eye, if you need help with how to put the eye drops in your eyes, the best thing to do is to go to YouTube and watch some instructional videos, it will make your life a lot easier if you learn the proper way to put in eye drops. There’s even some training videos on this solution that will show you how to put in eye drops with your eyes closed. Most instruct patients to funnel the solution into their infected eye at least twice a day, during six to eight hour intervals. Like most medications, it’s generally recommended to take the medication as directed with further instruction from a doctor.
Dosages vary for children and adults. One drop of ophthalmic solution 0.1% is recommended for adults, during the alloted six to eight hour intervals and twice throughout the day. But again, this is something we recommend that you talk to your doctor about, because each person is different and has different needs.
Pediatric dosages of Patanol eye drop solution is 0.1% for children from three to 18 years generally follow adult dosage guidelines. One drop of ophthalmic 0.2% solution taken once per day is recommended for both adult and pediatric patients.
Patanol may cause a number of side effects not limited to: eye stinging or burning, dry eyes, sore throat, eye blurriness and headaches. Missed doses should be taken immediately after skipping the previous dose. Patients experiencing severe symptoms after taking Patanol, such as eye drainage, crusting and other eye irritations, should immediately contact their doctor.
Allergic pink eye happens when an allergen irritates the inner lining of one’s eye, causing one’s eye to tear, swell up, redden and secrete white and stringy eye drainage. The kinds of allergens that can cause pink eye include certain allergen prone eye medicines, pollen, chemical fumes, contact lens solutions and even makeup. Allergic pink eye can occur in one or both eyes; the condition can also be aggravated by other allergy conditions, such as asthma and hay fever. Generally speaking, it seems as though this is a great solution.
Antihistamines consists of the type of medicines used to treat allergenic conditions. They work by blocking histamines, a bodily chemical substance that works to invoke allergenic symptoms in one’s body. This eye drop solution blocks cells called mast cells, which primarily invoke the symptoms typically caused by histamines.
This eye drop medication should be stored in a cool dry space and away from heat or moisture, sealed tightly after each use. If there are particles, discoloration, particles or other conditional factors affecting the medication, stop using it immediately.