Introduction to Olopat Eye Drops 5ml
Olopat Eye Drops 5ml belongs to the ‘antihistamine’ class of drugs, primarily used to treat signs and symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. Olopat Eye Drops 5 ml is also used to treat eye itching or redness caused by pollen, ragweed, grass, animal hair, or dander. Allergic conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva (the clear tissue that covers the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelids) caused by an allergic reaction.
Olopat Eye Drops 5 ml contains Olopatadine, which inhibits the release of histamine (chemical messengers released due to an allergic response in the body) from mast cells. Thereby relieves itching, burning, redness, and watering in the eyes caused by allergic conjunctivitis.
Your doctor will advise on how often you need to use Olopat Eye Drops 5 ml based on your medical condition. Some common side effects of Olopat Eye Drops 5 ml include Eye pain, eye irritation, headache, blurred vision, burning/stinging/redness/dryness of the eye, eyelid swelling, and eye discomfort. These side effects do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. If any of the side effects persist or worsen, consult a doctor.
Let your doctor know if you are allergic to Olopat Eye Drops 5 ml or any other medications. Avoid contact of dispensing container with the eye, eyelids, fingers, and other surfaces to prevent contamination. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before starting Olopat Eye Drops 5 ml. This medicine may cause temporary blurred vision; hence drive only when you are alert and have clear vision. Olopat Eye Drops 5 ml is not recommended for children under three years of age.
Uses of Olopat Eye Drops 5ml
- Allergic conjunctivitis.
How Does Olopat Eye Drops 5 Works
Olopat Eye Drops is an anti-allergic agent. It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers (such as histamines) in the eye that causes eye inflammation and irritation. As a result, it prevents the onset of allergic reactions in the eye and provides relief from the unpleasant symptoms associated with allergic conjunctivitis (such as eye itching, irritation and inflammation).
Side Effects of Olopat Eye Drops 5ml
- Eye pain
- Eye irritation
- Blurred vision
- Burning/stinging/redness/dryness of the eye
- Eyelid swelling
- Eye discomfort
Dosage of Olopat Eye Drops 5ml
Olopat 0.1% w/v Eye Drop 5ml contains an active ingredient, Olopatadine, which is used in the treatment of Eye Infection and should be given on prescription. You should always consult your doctor for the frequency and dose as age and severity of the disease differ from person to person. Olopatadine is also available in tablet or capsule forms which can be given by your doctor for the treatment of bacterial infections in other body parts
Patients are advised to take Olopat 0.1% w/v Eye Drop 5 ml at a fixed time, preferably in morning and evening time or prescribed by your doctor. It can be used for Ear Infections also.
How to Manage Side Effects
- Inform Your Healthcare Provider
- Follow Prescribed Dosage
- Discontinue Use (If Advised)
- Address Mild Irritation
- Avoid Contact Lenses
- Do Not Rub Eyes
- Use Properly and Sterilize
- Stay Hydrated
- Report Serious Side Effects
Warning & Precautions
- Olopat 0.1% w/v Eye Drop 5 ml should be used very cautiously in:
- Blurred Vision
- Eye Surgeries
- Pregnant/Breastfeeding Women
- Eye disorders or inflammation or Surgeries
- Always consult your doctor to get the best possible treatment and dosage adjustment in the above condition
- Use as Prescribed
- Wash Hands
- Avoid Contact Lenses
- Administer Properly
- Wait Between Different Eye Drops
- Avoid Touching the Eye
- Do Not Share
- Report Side Effects
- Keep Out of Reach of Children
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the uses of Olopat Eye Drops?
Ans. Olopat Eye Drops is used to treat signs and symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. When applied to the eyes, it blocks the release of certain chemicals (Ex. histamines) in the eyes that causes allergic reactions. As a result, it prevents the onset of allergic reactions in the eye and provides relief from the unpleasant symptoms associated with allergic conjunctivitis (such as eye itching, irritation and inflammation).
2. How long can we use Olopat Eye Drops?
Ans. Use Olopat Eye Drops for the duration prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop using Olopat Eye Drops without consulting your doctor even if you feel better during the mid-way of the therapy. Premature discontinuation of Olopat Eye Drops may cause the symptoms to reappear.
3. Is Olopat Eye Drops a steroid?
Ans. No. Olopat Eye Drops is not a steroid. It is a H1 histamine receptor blocker which blocks the release of certain chemicals (Ex. histamines) in the eyes that causes allergic reactions.
4. Can Olopat Eye Drops reduce itching in the eyes?
Ans. Yes. Olopat Eye Drops is used to reduce eye itching associated with allergic eye conditions. It contains olopatadine which is an antihistamine. It blocks the effects of certain chemicals in the eye that causes eye inflammation and irritation.