Generic Name: Olopatadine

  • What is Patanase?

    Patanase nasal spray is to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis in patients 12 years and older.
  • What is the most important information I should know about Patanase?

    Patanase may cause nasal perforation and nosebleeds.
  • Who should not take Patanase?

    Do not use Patanase if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Patanase?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Patanase. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history.
  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults and children >12 years: 2 sprays per nostril twice daily.

  • How should I take Patanase?

    Patanase should be primed before using it for the first time or if you haven't used it for more than 7 days. Release 5 test sprays to prime the inhaler.
  • What should I avoid while taking Patanase?

    Avoid driving and operating machinery. Do not drink alcohol or any other central nervous system depressants while using Patanase.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Patanase?

    If Patanase is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Patanase with any other medications.
  • What are the possible side effects of Patanase?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: nosebleeds, bitter taste, cough, headache, perforation of the nasal septum, throat irritation, urinary infection

  • Can I receive Patanase if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Patanase is to be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Patanase?

    If you missed a dose of Patanase, take the dose as soon as possible unless it is almost time for the next dose. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.
  • How should I store Patanase?

    Store Patanase at room temperature.