Pataday Eye Drops (Olopatadine) is used to relieve signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction affecting the eyes such as itchy eyes, red eyes, and swelling of the surface of the eye. It works by blocking the action of histamine which reduces the symptoms of an allergic reaction to the eyes. It also works by preventing the release of natural chemicals from cells in the body that is involved in an allergic reaction.
The brand Pataday and the generic Olopatadine Eye Drops are both from India. It comes in the strength of 0.2%/2.5 ml and 0.2%/5 ml.
Common side effects include:
Burning or stinging in the eyes;
Do not use Pataday drops if you are allergic to any ingredient in Pataday eye drops. Before you start taking the medication, inform your doctor about your medical condition and about all the medications you are currently taking and if you wear contact lenses.