What is Olopatadine ophthalmic?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Patanol Pataday Pazeo solution

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Olopatadine ophthalmic is an anti-histamine that is used for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Dry eyes 11 9
Eye irritation 10 5
Fibromyalgia 2 0
Seasonal allergy 2 0
Burning sensation in eyes 1 1

Show all 14 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 8

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Olopatadine ophthalmic

Side effect Patients Percentage
Corneal abrasion 1
Dry eyes 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Olopatadine ophthalmic

Dosage Patients Percentage
0.2 % daily 2
0.1 g daily 1
0.1 % twice daily 1
0.7 % daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Olopatadine ophthalmic

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 2
Expense 2
Side effects too severe 2
Other 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Olopatadine ophthalmic

Duration

Currently taking Olopatadine ophthalmic

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Olopatadine ophthalmic

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 7
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Olopatadine ophthalmic after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Azelastine (Astelin) 1
ketotifen ophthalmic (Alaway) 1

Patients stopped taking Olopatadine ophthalmic and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Cyclosporine ophthalmic (Restasis) 1
Lubricant Eye Drops (Artificial Tears) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Olopatadine ophthalmic

Jan 26, 2016 (Started Jun 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for dry eyes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.4 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Patanol's level of effectiveness is unchanged.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 21, 2015 (Started Jun 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for dry eyes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.4 g Daily
Advice & Tips: it still works
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 27, 2012 (Started Jun 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for dry eyes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.4 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Restasis is much more effective than Patanol in eliminating the Dry Eyes, which otherwise aggravates my eye itching.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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