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Pazeo (Olopatadine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution) is a prescription medication used to treat ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. It is used to relieve signs and symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis (an allergic reaction affecting the eyes), such as itchy eyes, red eyes, and swelling of the surface of the eye.
Pazeo has an active ingredient called Olopatadine. Olopatadine belongs to the family of medications called antihistamines. It works by blocking the release of histamine, a chemical that causes allergic reactions.
Uses and Dosage
Pazeo (Olopatadine) comes as a liquid solution that is instilled in the eye. To use the prescription ophthalmic medication, patients typically instill it once daily in the affected eye(s). It is recommended to use the medication at the same time each day to help with adherence. Patients should carefully follow the instructions on the prescription label, and if there are any areas of confusion, they should ask their pharmacist or doctor for clarification. Olopatadine should be used exactly as directed, and patients should not use more or less of the medication, or more frequently than what has been prescribed by their healthcare provider.
To use Pazeo, wash your hands thoroughly, tilt your head back and look up, and use your finger to gently pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper directly over the eye and place one drop into the pocket. Close your eye and gently press on the inner corner of your eye with your finger for 1 to 2 minutes. If your doctor has prescribed more than one drop per eye or if you need to use the drops in both eyes, repeat the process for the other eye(s).
Common Side Effects of Pazeo (Olopatadine):
- Blurred vision
- Burning, stinging, redness, dryness of the eye
- Common cold symptoms
- Eye swelling
- Feeling as if something is in your eye
- Temporary eye irritation
Serious Side Effects of Pazeo (Olopatadine):
- Allergic reaction
- Burning or stinging
- Difficulty breathing
- Dry eye
- Eye redness, pain, or itching
- Eyelid swelling
- Feeling like there's something in your eye
- Pink eye
- Severe dizziness
- Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Unusual taste
Form and Strength
Pazeo (Olopatadine) is available in the following forms and strength:
- Before using Pazeo (Olopatadine), patients should inform their doctor or pharmacist about any known allergies to the medication or any other allergens. It is also important to note that the product may include inactive ingredients, which could trigger an allergic reaction in some individuals. Patients should speak with their pharmacist to obtain further information on this.
- The use of Pazeo may lead to temporary blurred vision after administration, which could affect activities requiring clear vision such as driving or operating machinery.
- The preservative in Pazeo can cause eye irritation and discolour contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before inserting the drops, and wait 15 minutes before putting your lenses back in. If your eyes become red, take out your lenses and consult your eye doctor.
- Pazeo should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How quickly does olopatadine work?
You can expect to see improvement in allergy-related eye itching and redness after your first dose. It typically starts to work in about 30 minutes.
How many days to use olopatadine?
The usual dose of Patanol Eye Drops is one to two drops in the affected eye(s) twice each day for up to 14 weeks. The dosing instructions will be printed on the label your pharmacist puts on the bottle or carton.
How many drops of Pazeo?
Pazeo is indicated for the treatment of ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. The recommended dosage of Pazeo is to instill one drop in each affected eye once a day.
It's important to purchase Pazeo from verified Canadian pharmacy.