Compare olopatadine vs. Astepro
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Pataday (olopatadine) is an effective treatment for itchy eyes due to allergies, but it doesn't treat eye irritation caused by infections or contact lens wear.
Astepro (azelastine) is an antihistamine nasal spray that can help with allergy or nasal symptoms.
- Starts working in less than 30 minutes.
- Safe to use in children age 2 or older.
- Pataday (olopatadine) is available in a once daily formulation.
- Most people experience little side effects since the medicine works in your eyes and doesn't affect the rest of your body.
- Safe to be used together with other oral medicines that also treat allergies.
- Astepro (azelastine) is good for relieving nasal symptoms during allergy season.
- Since Astepro (azelastine) goes in the nose, it's unlikely you'll get side effects anywhere else in your body.
- Astepro (azelastine) works faster than steroid nasal sprays and can be used as needed.
- People usually tolerate Astepro (azelastine) well since there are few side effects.
- Available as a prescription only.
- Pataday (olopatadine) comes in a generic form, but is still relatively expensive compared to its alternatives.
- Doesn't help relieve itch related to infections or contact lens wear.
- Good control of hand and eye movements is needed in order to get the medicine into the eyes successfully.
- Astepro (azelastine) has 200 sprays, but no counter to help keep track of sprays.
- It can cause a bitter taste in your mouth.
- Allergy-related itchy eyes
- Eye drops
- Nasal spray
- Bitter Taste8%
- Nose discomfort4%
- For external use only
- Not to be used with contact lenses
- Keeping the applicator clean
- Difficulty concentrating
- Taking with alcohol
- Taking other medicines that make you less alert