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
Allergies 25 6
Dry eyes 11 7
Eye irritation 9 2
Fibromyalgia 2 0
Itchy eyes 2 2
Seasonal Allergy 2 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Olopatadine ophthalmic

Side effect Patients
Burning sensation 1
Corneal Abrasion 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Olopatadine ophthalmic

Dosage Patients
0.1 g daily 2
0.1 % twice daily 2
0.2 g daily 2
0.4 g daily 2
0.2 % daily 1
0.7 % daily 1
2 drop(s) twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Olopatadine ophthalmic

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 7 patients who’ve stopped taking Olopatadine ophthalmic

Duration

Currently taking Olopatadine ophthalmic

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 3
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Olopatadine ophthalmic

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 7
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1 patient evaluation for Olopatadine ophthalmic

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thjuland
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thjuland
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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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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