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.
Patanol Eyedrops (Olopatadine)
Patanol is an antihistamine that is used for treating seasonal allergies that cause you to suffer from itching and redness in the eyes. When your body comes into contact with things that trigger your allergies, it produces a chemical called histamine. This chemical then causes the tissues in your nose area to swell up in cause your eyes to become teary. Antihistamines help by reducing and blocking these histamines. There are different types of antihistamines available with Patanol eye drops being considered one of the best. Patanol eye drops generic form is used to treat allergies, however, do bear in mind that this medication can’t be used to treat eye problems caused by contact lenses.
You can purchase Patanol 0.1 eye drops online from Canada Pharmacy.
Apply the eye drops in the affected eye once or twice a day, or as directed by your doctor. To avoid any form of contamination, wash your hands before using and try not to touch the tip of the dropper nor let it touch your eye. Those who wear contact lenses are advised to take them off before putting in the drops as the preservations present in this medication may get absorbed by the lenses. After you’ve put in the medicine, wait for at least 10 minutes before you wear your contacts again.
The best way to apply this medication is by tilting your head backward and then pulling your lower eyelid downwards. Hold the dropper exactly above your eye and apply the number of drops prescribed to you. Once applied, place your finger on the corner of your eye and apply gentle pressure, this way the medication won't drain out. After applying, try not to blink and don’t rub your eyes.
You should not rinse the dropper. After you’ve used it replace the cap.
The active ingredient present in Patanol 0.1 eye drops is Olopatadine Hydrochloride.
Other ingredients include sodium phosphate (dibasic), sodium chloride, and purified water.
To ensure your safety, please inform your doctor if you have any of the conditions listed:
Patanol eye drops can cause you to experience temporary blurred vision. In such cases, avoid driving or any other activity that requires you to have a clear vision to prevent any mishaps.
Seek medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Patanol eye drops. Some side effects include:
This list does not mention all of the possible side effects that one might experience.