What is Patanol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Olopatadine ophthalmic

Patanol® is a brand name for the drug olopatadine, an ophthalmic agent used in the treatment of the signs and symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Eye irritation 6 1
Dry eyes 2 4
Fibromyalgia 2 0
Cystic fibrosis 1 0
Depressed mood 1 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 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Patanol

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Patanol

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

Why patients stopped taking Patanol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Patanol

Duration

Currently taking Patanol

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Patanol

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

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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