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General Information on Olopatadine Hydrochloride

Generic Name : Olopatadine Hydrochloride

Pronunciation : OH-loe-PAT-a-deen

Latest prescription information about Olopatadine Hydrochloride. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines

Trade Names/Brand Names of Olopatadine Hydrochloride

International- Patanase.

Why is Olopatadine Hydrochloride Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antihistamine nasal spray, prescribed for sneezing and itchy, runny nose. It blocks histamine action, which reduces allergy symptoms.

When should Olopatadine Hydrochloride not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity

What is the dosage of Olopatadine Hydrochloride?

Adults and Adolescents 12 years of age and older: The recommended dosage is two sprays per nostril twice daily.
Children 6 to 11 years of age: The recommended dosage is one spray per nostril twice daily.

How should Olopatadine Hydrochloride be taken?

It comes as a nasal spray to pump in the nose as directed.

What are the warnings and precautions for Olopatadine Hydrochloride?

Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

For the nose only; avoid getting into the eyes or mouth.

It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Olopatadine Hydrochloride?

A hole or fissure in nasal septum, nose bleed, ulceration, and drowsiness.

What are the other precautions for Olopatadine Hydrochloride?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Olopatadine Hydrochloride?

Store 4 to 25C. Store away from heat, moisture, and light.

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