What is Patanase nasal spray used for?
Patanase Nasal Spray (Olopatadine)
Patanase nasal spray is an antihistamine and is used to relieve symptoms of allergies. When your body comes into contact with things that trigger your allergies, your body starts making chemicals known as histamines. These chemicals then cause the tissues in your nose area to swell up which leads to a stuffy, runny, and itchy nose. Antihistamines help in reducing these histamines and block them. There are different types of antihistamines available that you can use to treat allergic reactions. However, Patanase nasal spray is considered by many as the most suitable form of antihistamine for nasal issues caused by seasonal allergies.
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Patanase nasal spray’s active ingredient is olopatadine base in a nonsterile aqueous solution that has a pH of approximately 3.7.
You must prime the spray pump before you use the bottle for the first time. Avoid your eyes and don’t spray directly onto the nasal septum. Use the spray twice a day or use it as directed by your doctor. Keep track of the number of bottles you use, including the test sprays that you use for priming the bottle. Once you’ve used the labeled number of sprays mentioned on the package, discard all the bottles. This way you'll ensure that you receive the right amount of drug with each spray.
This medication must not be given to kids under two years of age until and unless you are directed by the doctor to do so.
To ensure your safety, inform your doctor if you have any of the conditions listed:
- If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
- Have any other allergies
This medication makes you drowsy, and using marijuana or drinking alcohol may increase your drowsiness. Avoid drinking and taking marijuana along with this medication, and make sure to avoid driving and doing activities which require you to be alert all the time.
Seek medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Patanase nasal spray. Some side effects include:
- Bitter taste in the mouth
- Soreness in nose
- Swelling of face, throat, or tongue
- Trouble in breathing
This list does not mention all the possible side effects.
Product Code: 12108
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.