PATANOL E / D Composition:
Patanol E / D falls into the medicine category known as antihistamines and is prescribed for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis(inflammation of the eye) which can lead to red / itchy / watery eyes.
Composition: The active ingredient is olopatadine 0.1 % and inactive once are - purified water, sodium phosphate -dibasic dodecahydrate, sodium chloride, and preservative benzalkonium chloride.
How does it work:
It treats short - term or sudden allergic reactions in the eye by blocking histamine - the release of natural chemicals from cells in the body which is responsible for an allergic reaction.
How to use this ?
You must carefully comply with the instructions given by your health specialist or pharmacist and inform your doctor if you were using any other eye drops. The usual dose is one to two drops in the affected eye twice a day for 14 weeks.Avoid using multiple doses for preventing unwanted side - effects. Do not use the bottle if-expiry date has passed, you notice tampered packaging, and safety seal around the closure area is broken. Those who wear contact lenses must wear lenses after 15 minutes of using Patanol E / D to avoid depositing benzalkonium chloride(a Patanol E / D preservative) on the lenses.
Side Effects: Patients those who are allergic to the ingredients of Patanol E/ D may experience side - effects like wheezing, shortness of breath, nausea, red inflamed skin, headache, dizziness, dry mouth, dry nose, swelling of tongue/ lips / face / other parts of the body, itching, rash, etc. The most common side-effects are - increased tearing, blurred vision, eye pain, swelling of the eyelids, increased sensitivity to sunlight, crusty eyelids etc.
Precautions and Warning:
Patanol E / D is only available with a doctor & rsquo; s prescription and might be prescribed for any other reason too in addition to an eye inflammation.This drug is not recommended for use in children under 3 years of age because the effectiveness and safety of this medicine are still not clearly known in the case of children of such age group.
If you are allergic to olopatadine do not use it.Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to any other food, preservatives or medicines, and if you have any serious medical history.