Patanol is an antihistamine that relieves the red, itchy eyes often caused by allergies.
It is not a remedy for irritation from contact lenses.
Patanol should be prescribed only for allergic conditions.
Patanol side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
The most common side effect is:
- Headache (occurs in 7 percent of patients);
Other side effects may include:
- Swollen lids;
- Sore throat;
- Sinus inflammation;
- Sensation of a foreign body in the eye;
- Runny nose;
- Inflammation of the cornea;
- Dry eye;
- Cold-like symptoms;
- Changes in taste;
- Burning or stinging;
- Blurred vision;
- Bloodshot eyes;
- Allergic reactions;
Patanol is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- if it causes an allergic reaction;
Do not take Patanol with any of the following drugs:
There is no information on potential interactions.
The usual dose is 1 drop in each affected eye 2 times a day. Allow 6 to 8 hours between doses.
There is no information on Patanol overdose. However, excessive use of any medication can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention without delay.