Pataday

(olopatadine)

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Relieves itchy eyes due to allergies.

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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.

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Quick facts about olopatadine
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (olopatadine)

Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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.
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How it works

Pataday (olopatadine) is an antihistamine and mast cell stabilizer. It stops your body from reacting to substances that irritate the eye.

Quick facts about olopatadine
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (olopatadine)

Used for

  • Allergy-related itchy eyes

Dosage forms

  • Eye drops
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What to expect when you take Pataday (olopatadine) for Itchy eyes

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  • Possible side effects
  • Common cold symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Blurry vision
  • Burning/stinging
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye redness
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Risks and Warnings for Pataday (olopatadine)

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  • Pataday (olopatadine) is intended to be used in the eyes only and not for anywhere else on your body.