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Pataday Eye Drops is also know by the generic ophthalmic solution Olopatadine and can be prescribed to treat itching and redness in the eyes. Olopatadine is an antihistamine and can reduce irritation in the eyes caused by allergies.
Before using Pataday Eye Drops read all the paper work and directions given to you by your pharmacist. Take care to avoid contamination by washing your hands before administering the drops. Never let the tip of the eye dropper touch your eye or any surface. Remove your contact lenses before applying the eye drops.
Take one drop in the effected eye(s) once or twice a day. Wait ten minutes before wearing your contacts as the preservatives in the eye drops can effect the integrity of your lenses. If you are using other eye medication allow at least five minutes before administering a different eye drop.
Before taking Pataday Eye Drops speak with your doctor regarding known allergies as there are ingredients that induce an allergic reaction. Talk to your doctor about prior medical conditions or any condition relating to eye disease. Disclose any medications you are taking along with any supplements to ensure there are no interactions while taking Pataday Eye Drops.
After using the eye drops your vision may become blurred. Do not operate heavy machinery or drive a vehicle until you know it is safe to do so.
Some common side effects can include: headache, blurred vision, burning/stinging/redness/dryness/ irritation/itching of the eye, eyelid swelling, a feeling as if something is in your eye, puffy eyelids, stuffy or runny nose, cough, sore throat, weakness, back pain, or unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth.
Speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help managing any side effects that become too severe during your treatment with Pataday Eye Drops.
Q: Can I take Pataday Eye Drops while pregnant?
A: You should consult your doctor to discuss the risk involved with taking Pataday Eye Drops while pregnant. There is not enough medical data to know if this this medication can pass into the breast milk of a nursing mother. It is recommended to consult with your doctor before using this medication while breast feeding.
Q: How should I store Pataday Eye Drops?
A: This should be stored at room temperature away from children and pets. Never dispose this medication in wastewater. If you are unsure of how to safely dispose unwanted or expired medications speak with your local pharmacist for disposal options.
Q: What if I miss a dose?
A: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If your missed does is close to your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the scheduled dose to avoid double dosing.
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