Olopatadine - Ophthalmic

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Olopatadine is used to treat redness and irritation of the eyes associated with allergic conjunctivitis (inflammation of the membrane covering the white part of the eye).
How do I use this medicine?
Use Olopatadine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not administer more or less than instructed by your doctor.

How to use the eye drop solution:

1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before using the eye drop.
2. Shake the bottle well before applying.
3. Tilt your head slightly backwards and with the index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch and look upward.
4. Instill the required number of drops inside the lower eyelid. Blink your eyes a few times to spread the solution over your eyes. Repeat on the other eye if required.
5. Close your eyes and wipe the excess solution with a clean tissue. Do not allow the tip of the dropper of this medicine to touch your eyes, eyelids or any other surface.
6. Recap the eye drop immediately after use. If the eye drop becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eyes.

Do not share your eye drops with anyone.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Instill the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to apply your medication, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have dry eyes or any problems with your cornea.

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you are wearing contact lenses, remove it before applying Olopatadine. Wait for at least 10 minutes before reinserting your lenses.
What side effects could I experience?
Olopatadine may cause your vision to be blurred. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to see clearly.

Other side effects include any of the following: headache, signs of eye irritation (e.g. burning, dryness, pain, inflammation of the eyelids, foreign body sensation, itching and redness of the eyes) cough, sore throat and runny or stuffy nose.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience any other side effects.
Can I use this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are using any other medicines for your eyes.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking or using any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Throw away any remaining eye drops 4 weeks after opening. Mark the date of opening on the eye drop bottle so that you know when the bottle was opened.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Olopatadine - Ophthalmic and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2021 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com
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