What is Pataday?
Pataday™ is a sterile ophthalmic solution containing olopatadine for topical treatment in the eye.
How does Pataday™ Work?
Pataday™ is a mast cell stabilizer and a histamine H1 antagonist. It decreases chemotaxis and inhibits eosinophil activation.
Reasons for Using Pataday™
Pataday™ is used to treat patients with ocular itching and tearing associated with allergic conjunctivitis.
Contraindications for Using Pataday™
Side Effects and Precautions for Pataday™
Cold and sore throat like symptoms were reported in 10 percent of patients
The following side effects were reported in 5 percent or less of patients:
Ocular: blurred vision, burning and stinging, dry eyes, foreign body sensation, conjunctivitis, hyperemia, hypersensitivity, keratitis, lid edema, pain and ocular itching.
Non-Ocular: flu-like syndrome, asthenia, back pain, headache, increased cough, infection, nausea, rhinitis, sinusitis, and taste perversion.
Pataday™ is for topical ocular use only.
Pataday™ should not be instilled while the contact lenses are on the eye.
Avoid contamination of the tip and solution. Care should be taken not to touch the eye or lid with the tip of the bottle.
Patients are not wear contact lenses if their eyes are red and irritated.
Nursing and pregnant women should use Pataday™ only if the potential benefits justify the potential risks of using it.
The safety and effectiveness of Pataday™ has not been studied in patients below the age of two.
Administration and Strength of Pataday™
Pataday™ comes in a 0.2 percent solution and each ml contains 2.22 mg of olopatadine hydrochloride.
The recommended dosage is one drop in each eye once a day.
How is Pataday™ Supplied?
Pataday™ is supplied in a 4mL sterile ophthalmic dispensing bottle filled with 2.5mL of medication.