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Patanase


Patanase

Generic Name: olopatadine (Nasal route)

oh-loe-PA-ta-deen

Commonly used brand name(s):

In the U.S.

  • Patanase

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Spray

Therapeutic Class: Nasal Agent

Pharmacologic Class: Antihistamine

Uses For Patanase

Olopatadine nasal spray is used to treat sneezing, itchy or runny nose, or other symptoms caused by seasonal (short-term) allergic rhinitis (hay fever) .

This medicine works by preventing certain cells to release substances that cause the allergic reaction .

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription .

Before Using Patanase

In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For this medicine, the following should be considered:

Allergies

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

Pediatric

Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of olopatadine in children below 12 years of age. Safety and efficacy have not been established .

Geriatric

Appropriate studies performed to date have not demonstrated geriatrics-specific problems that would limit the usefulness of olopatadine in the elderly. However, elderly patients are more likely to have age-related liver, kidney, or heart problems, which may require an adjustment of dosage in patients receiving olopatadine .

Pregnancy

Pregnancy CategoryExplanation
All TrimestersCAnimal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women OR no animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate studies in pregnant women.

Breast Feeding

There are no adequate studies in women for determining infant risk when using this medication during breastfeeding. Weigh the potential benefits against the potential risks before taking this medication while breastfeeding.

Interactions with Medicines

Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your healthcare professional if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.

Interactions with Food/Tobacco/Alcohol

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Discuss with your healthcare professional the use of your medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco.

Other Medical Problems

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:

  • Diseases of the nose or
  • Injury to the nose (e.g., nasal ulceration) or
  • Nosebleeds—Use with caution. May make these conditions worse .

Proper Use of Patanase

This medicine comes with patient instructions. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions .

This medicine is for use only in the nose. Do not get any of it in your eyes or on your skin. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away .

If you are using the nasal spray for the first time, you will need to prime the spray. To do this, pump the bottle 5 times or until some of the medicine sprays out. Now it is ready to use. If you have not used the medicine for 7 days or longer, prime it again by releasing 2 sprays .

Before using the medicine, gently blow your nose to clear the nostrils .

After using the nasal spray, wipe the tip of the bottle with a clean tissue and put the cap back on .

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For nasal dosage form (spray):
    • For symptoms of hay fever:
      • Adults, teenagers, and children 12 years of age and older—2 sprays in each nostril two times a day.
      • Children below 12 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor .

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

Precautions While Using Patanase

It is very important that your doctor check you at regular visits for any problems or unwanted effects that may be caused by this medicine .

This medicine may increase your risk of having nasal problems. Check with your doctor right away if you have a bloody mucus; sores inside the nose; or unexplained nosebleeds while you are using this medicine

This medicine will add to the effects of alcohol and other CNS depressants (medicines that make you drowsy or less alert). Some examples of CNS depressants are antihistamines or medicine for hay fever, other allergies, or colds; sedatives, tranquilizers, or sleeping medicine; prescription pain medicine or narcotics; barbiturates; medicine for seizures; muscle relaxants; or anesthetics, including some dental anesthetics. Check with your medical doctor or dentist before taking any of the above while you are taking this medicine.

This medicine may cause some people to become dizzy, drowsy, or less alert than they are normally. If any of these side effects occur, do not drive, use machines, or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are dizzy or are not alert.

If your symptoms do not improve within a few days or if they become worse, check with your doctor .

Patanase Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common
  • Bladder pain
  • bloody nose
  • bloody or cloudy urine
  • difficult, burning, or painful urination
  • frequent urge to urinate
  • lower back or side pain
  • sore throat
Rare
  • Chills
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • fever
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • headache
  • joint pain
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle aches and pains
  • nausea
  • runny nose
  • shivering
  • sweating
  • trouble sleeping
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
Incidence not known
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • dark urine
  • difficulty in breathing or swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • light-colored stools
  • shortness of breath
  • skin itching, rash, or redness
  • swelling of face, throat, or tongue
  • unpleasant breath odor
  • vomiting of blood
  • yellow eyes or skin

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose
  • Anxiety
  • deep or fast breathing with dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • irregular heartbeats
  • irritability
  • nervousness
  • numbness of feet, hands and around mouth
  • restlessness
  • shaking
  • sleepiness
  • trouble sleeping

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Bitter taste
Rare
  • Throat irritation
Incidence not known
  • Thirst

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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  • Patanase Prescribing Information (FDA)
  • Patanase Spray MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
  • Patanase Consumer Overview

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