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  • Generic Name: (olopatadine hydrochloride)
    Other Brands: N/A
  • Last Revised: 03/2016
    • What is this medication and its most common uses?

      Patanase is a nasal spray that is used to relieve seasonal allergy symptoms.

    • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

      How does this medication work?

      Patanase works by blocking the release of a chemical in your body called histamine that causes allergic symptoms.

      What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

      What: By blocking histamine release, Patanase may help improve your nasal symptoms.

      When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's instructions. It is important that you use Patanase exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.

      How do I know it is working?

      You may notice an improvement in your nasal symptoms after you start using Patanase. This is a good indicator that the medicine is working. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions from time to time to check how well your symptoms are controlled.

    • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

      The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.

      Adults and Children ≥12 years

      Common side effects may include: bitter taste, headache, nose bleed, throat pain, runny nose, cough, urinary tract infection.

      Children 6-11 years

      Common side effects may include: nosebleed, headache, upper respiratory infection, bitter taste, fever, rash.

    • Who should not take this medication?

      Do not use Patanase if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

    • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

      Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Patanase. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history.

    • What is the usual dosage?

      The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.

      Adults and children ≥12 years: The recommended dose is two sprays in each nostril twice a day.

      Children 6-11 years: The recommended dose is one spray in each nostril twice a day.

    • How should I take this medication?

      Use Patanase exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose or stop using Patanase without first talking to your healthcare provider.

      Before using, you must prime the nasal spray by releasing 5 sprays or until a fine mist appears. Also, you must re-prime by releasing 2 sprays if the nasal spray has not been used for more than 7 days.

      Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly use Patanase.

    • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

      Do not spray Patanase in your eyes or mouth.

      Do not drive, operate machinery, or engage in other activities that require mental alertness after you use Patanase.

      Do not drink alcohol or take other medicines that can make you sleepy while you are using Patanase.

    • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

      No significant interactions have been reported with Patanase at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

    • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

      The effects of Patanase during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

      If you miss a dose of Patanase, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

    • How should I store this medication?

      Store in the refrigerator or at room temperature.

    • Who should I contact in case of emergency or overdose?
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      In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
      National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222

      This PDR+ drug information has been developed by the Physicians’ Desk Reference Network (PDRN), a source of medication information trusted by doctors for over 65 years.

      This monograph summarizes the most important information about your medication and does not cover all the information you may need. If you have any questions or concerns or want to learn more about your medication, ask your healthcare provider; he/she will be able to provide answers to your questions. This medication should only be used by the patient for whom it was prescribed and should not be shared with other people.
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