What is Patanol used for?
Patanol is used to relieve symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis, like itchy, red, and watery eyes.
How does Patanol work?
Patanol works by blocking histamine, a substance released during an allergic reaction, reducing eye itching and inflammation.
Is Patanol safe to use for children?
Patanol is approved for children aged 3 and older, but consult a doctor before using any medication for a child.
How often should Patanol be used?
Patanol eye drops are used twice daily, with about 6-8 hours between each dose. Each dose typically consists of 1-2 drops in each affected eye. Follow your doctor's instructions.
What are the possible side effects of Patanol?
Common side effects include mild burning, blurred vision, dry eyes, and headache. Seek medical attention for severe symptoms or signs of an allergic reaction.
What are the common symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis?
Common symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis include itching, redness, watery eyes, and swollen eyelids.
Can Patanol be used to treat other types of eye conditions?
Patanol is specifically designed to relieve symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis and is not intended for other eye conditions. Consult your doctor for appropriate treatment options.
Are there any precautions to consider before using Patanol?
Before using Patanol, inform your doctor if you have any existing eye infections or other eye conditions. It's also important to disclose any allergies or medications you are currently taking.
How quickly can Patanol provide relief from allergic conjunctivitis symptoms?
Patanol can provide relief from symptoms within 30 minutes to an hour after application. However, individual responses may vary. If you don't experience improvement, consult your doctor.