OLPATINE 0.2 Eye Drops 5ml

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INTRODUCTION


OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS contains Olopatadine which belongs to the group of medicines called Antihistamines. It is used to treat signs and symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis is an eye inflammation caused due to exposure of eye(s) towards various allergens such as pollens, dusts or molds etc. Symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis may include eye redness, itching or irritation with excessive tear production.

Olopatadine is a H1 histamine receptor antagonist. When applied to the eyes, it blocks the release of certain chemicals (Ex. histamines) in the eyes that causes allergic reactions. As a result, it prevents the onset of allergic reactions in the eye and provides relief from the unpleasant symptoms associated with allergic conjunctivitis (such as eye itching, irritation and inflammation).

Use OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS as advised by your physician. If you wear soft contact lenses, make sure to remove them before using OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS and wait for at least 10 minutes before reinsertion. Leave a time gap of at least 5 minutes before applying other eye drops or ointments after applying OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS.

Before using OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS inform your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby. OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women and in children aged below 3 years.

OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS may make your vision blur after application. Therefore, do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines until your vision becomes clear. The most common side effects of using OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS are eye pain or irritation, eye dryness, abnormal sensation in the eyes, headache, dry nose and changes in taste. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.

USES OF OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS

  • Treats signs and symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis

HOW OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS WORKS

OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS is an anti-allergic agent. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers (such as histamines) in the eye that causes eye inflammation and irritation. As a result, it prevents the onset of allergic reactions in the eye and provides relief from the unpleasant symptoms associated with allergic conjunctivitis (such as eye itching, irritation and inflammation).

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Apply OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS as advised by your physician. It is for ophthalmic use only. Wash your hands before application. Tilt your head slightly backwards and place the tip of the container close to your eyes.

Gently pull your lower eyelid and instill few drops of OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS as directed by your physician. Close your eyes and gently press the inner corner of your eye for 2 minutes. Repeat the same in the other eye if required.

Leave a time gap of at least 5 minutes before applying other eye drops or ointments after applying OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS. If you wear soft contact lenses, make sure to remove them before using OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS and wait for at least 10 minutes before reinsertion.

While application, do not touch the tip of the container with your eyes, eyelids or areas around your eyes or fingers, to avoid contamination. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and health condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS

COMMON

  • eye pain, irritation
  • eye dryness
  • abnormal sensation in the eye
  • headache
  • fatigue
  • dry nose
  • changes in taste

UNCOMMON

  • blurred, abnormal or reduced vision
  • eye inflammation or infection
  • sensitivity of eye towards light
  • increased tear production
  • eye itching or redness
  • eyelid abnormality, swelling or crusting of the eyelid
  • feeling dizzy
  • runny nose
  • dryness of skin

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Eye Pain Or Sensitivity

Place an ice pack on your eyes. Wash your eyes with cold water. Avoid watching direct light sources. Do not strain your eyes too much. Try to close your eyes and relax. If you experience intolerable eye pain with itching, irritation or redness contact your doctor immediately.

Avoid driving or going outside on your own if you experience blurred vision after using OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS. Close your eyes for some time until your vision gets clear. Contact your doctor if this symptom bothers you.

Avoid watching direct light sources. Do not strain your eyes too much. Protect your eyes from bright light while going outdoors using sunglasses. Consult your doctor if this side effect bothers you.

Headache

Rest and relax. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Apply a pain-relieving balm on your forehead if required. Do not consume too much of alcohol. Consult your doctor if the symptom worsens.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS should be used with caution in pregnant women. Therefore, consult your doctor before using it.

BREASTFEEDING

OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS is not recommended for use in breast-feeding women. Therefore, if your breastfeeding, inform your doctor before using OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS as a precaution.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you experience blurred vision after using OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS.

ALLERGY

Do not use OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS if you are allergic to olopatadine.

OTHERS

Before using OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS, inform your doctor if you:

  • are using contact lenses

Use in Pediatrics:

OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS is not recommended for use in children aged below 3 years. Therefore, consult your doctor before using.

Use in Geriatrics:

OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS should be used with caution in the elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor before using it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before using OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS, inform your doctor if you are using any other eye drops or eye ointment.

Over dosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally used OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS excessively, rinse your eye with plenty of warm water. If irritation persists, consult your doctor for advice.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Olopatadine
Pharmacological Category :   H1 Histamine Receptor Antagonists
Therapeutic Indication :   Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Drops, Eye drops, Ophthalmic solution, Solution

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS

Q: What are the uses of OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS?

A: OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS is used to treat signs and symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. When applied to the eyes, it blocks the release of certain chemicals (Ex. histamines) in the eyes that causes allergic reactions. As a result, it prevents the onset of allergic reactions in the eye and provides relief from the unpleasant symptoms associated with allergic conjunctivitis (such as eye itching, irritation and inflammation).

Q: How long can we use OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS?

A: Use OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop using OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS without consulting your doctor even if you feel better during the mid-way of the therapy. Premature discontinuation of OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS may cause the symptoms to reappear.

Q: Is OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS a steroid?

A: No. OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS is not a steroid. It is a H1 histamine receptor blocker which blocks the release of certain chemicals (Ex. histamines) in the eyes that causes allergic reactions.

Q: Can OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS reduce itching in the eyes?

A: Yes. OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS is used to reduce eye itching associated with allergic eye conditions. It contains olopatadine which is an antihistamine. It blocks the effects of certain chemicals in the eye that causes eye inflammation and irritation.

Q: Can OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS cause blurred vision?

A: Yes. OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS may make your vision blur for some time after application. Therefore, do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines until your vision becomes clear.

Q: How to use [GBNKEYWORD]?

A: OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS is for ophthalmic use only. Wash your hands before application. Instill few drops of OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS in the affected eyes. If you wear soft contact lenses, make sure to remove them before using OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS and wait for at least 10 minutes before reinsertion. Leave a time gap of at least 5 minutes before applying other eye drops or ointments after applying OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS.

Q: What should I know before using OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS?

A: Before using OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS, inform your doctor if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use this medicine while wearing soft contact lenses. Make sure to remove them before applying OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS and wait for at least 10 minutes before reinsertion. OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS may make your vision blur. Therefore, do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines until your vision becomes clear. Contact your doctor if your eye condition worsens or does not improve.

Q: Is OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS safe?

A: Yes. OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS is generally safe and does not cause any major side effects. In few individuals, it may cause eye pain, irritation, discomfort or redness, blurred vision or headache which can be managed without medical interventions. However, consult your doctor if you experience severe eye pain or if your condition worsens.

Q: Can OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS be used to treat contact lens-related irritation?

A: No. OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS is only used to treat allergy-related eye irritation. Do not use OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS to treat contact lens related irritation. If you are concerned about irritation caused due to wearing contact lenses, contact your doctor for advice.

Q: Can OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS be used in pregnant women?

A: OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before using.

Q: What happens when I use OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS while wearing contact lenses?

A: If you apply OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS while wearing contact lenses, the preservatives present in the medicine may interact with the lens and change its color. To avoid this, remove your contact lenses before applying OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS and wait for at least 10 minutes before reinsertion.

Q: Can OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS be used to treat runny nose?

A: Although, OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS is an antihistaminic medicine used to treat allergic eye conditions, if is confined only to treat allergic reactions in the eyes. It may be effective in reducing the nasal secretions caused due to allergy but, it is not the first line medicine used to treat runny nose and sneezing associated with allergic rhinitis.

Q: Can OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS be used in children?

A: OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS is not recommended for use in children aged below 3 years due to lack of safety data. Children aged above 3 years must consult their doctor before using OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS.

Q: How does OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS works?

A: OLPATINE 0.2 EYE DROPS is an anti-allergic agent. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers (such as histamines) in the eye that causes eye inflammation and irritation. As a result, it prevents the onset of allergic reactions in the eye and provides relief from the unpleasant symptoms associated with allergic conjunctivitis (such as eye itching, irritation and inflammation).

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Absolute Eosinophil Count
  • Peripheral Smear Examination
  • Total IgE

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    Country Of Origin
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