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Patanase nasal spray

Generic name: olopatadine (nasal) [OH-loe-PA-ta-deen]
Brand name: Patanase
The class of drugs: nasal antihistamines and decongestants

What is Patanase nasal spray?

Patanase is an antihistamine that minimizes the effect of the natural chemical histamine within the body. Histamine may cause symptoms such as the itching of your nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and a runny nose.

Patanase is a prescription nasal spray that treats nasal problems like nasal congestion, sneezing, and a runny nose due to allergies that occur during the season.Patanase Nasal Spray is designed for use by adults and children who are at least 6 years old.


Before you use Patanase, inform your doctor that you are suffering from allergies that affect an area of the nose that is not visible, like a septum that is deviated.

Patanase could affect your ability to think or react. Be cautious if you drive or engage in activities that require you to be aware. Drinking alcohol can cause an increase in certain adverse effects associated with Patanase. Consult your physician if symptoms do not improve or if they become worse when you take this medication.

Take only according to the directions. Talk to your doctor if you are taking other medications or have any medical conditions or allergic reactions.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use Patanase if your body is intolerant to olopatadine.Inform your doctor if you suffer from other ailments that can affect how your nose is shaped.

It is unclear if olopatadine could cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Inform your physician if you are expecting or plan to become pregnant while taking Patanase. It isn't known if olopatadine is absorbed into breast milk or whether it can harm a nursing infant. Don't take this medicine without consulting your doctor when you breastfeed your baby. Do not give this medication to children younger than six years old without medical guidance.

Not allowed to be used by anyone less than six years old.

Similar or related drugs

prednisone, fluticasone nasal, cetirizine, loratadine, promethazine, and Zyrtec

How to take Nasal spray Patanase?

Utilize Patanase exactly as directed by your physician. Follow the directions on the label of your prescription and also read the medication guide or instructions sheets.

Prior to the first time you use the spray, shake it well, then prime it by spraying five sprays of air until a fine mist forms. Then, spray away from your face. Repeat the treatment with 2 sprays every time the medicine is not used for longer than 7 days.

To apply, use the Patanase nasal spray.

  • Simply blow your nose out prior to using the spray.
  • Inject the spray tip into your nostril and point straight upwards towards your nostrils. Make sure your other nostril is closed by using your fingers, and keep your head straight. Pump the spray and slowly breathe it in simultaneously.
  • Only use the amount of spray that your doctor has prescribed.
  • Cleanse the nozzle of your pump using a dry, clean tissue, and then refill it.
  • The spray pump should be primed by using at least two sprays every time it's been more than 7 days since the last use.

Contact your physician if your symptoms don't improve or if they become worse.

Keep at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.

Dispose of the bottle once the 240 sprays are used, regardless of whether there is any remaining medicine. If you use it daily, one bottle will last for 30 days for an adult dosage or 60 days for a dose for children.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Allergic Rhinitis:

2 sprays per nostril, twice per day.
Use: To alleviate symptoms caused by seasonal allergic sinusitis.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Rhinitis:

6–11 years old 1 spray per nostril, twice per day.
12 years old or more: two sprays into each nostril, twice per day.
Use: To relieve symptoms associated with seasonal allergies.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Take the medication as quickly as you can; however, take a break from any missed doses if it's close to the time for the next dose. Do not take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

The symptoms of an overdose can include feeling restless or agitated and then feeling drowsy.

What should be avoided?

Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you understand the effects this medicine has on your body. Your reaction could be affected.

Alcohol consumption with this medication may cause unwanted side effects.Beware of getting this medication into your eyes.

Side effects of Patanase

See a doctor immediately. If you show symptoms of an allergic reaction, Patanase: hives, breathing difficulties, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Stop taking Patanase and consult your physician immediately if you suffer from:

  • Nosebleed;
  • Sores that hurt inside your nose;
  • Fever
  • Burning or pain when urinating.

Common Patanase adverse effects could include:

  • Nose that is stuffy, runny, or bleeds;
  • Cough, irritation, or pain in the throat;
  • A bitter flavor in the mouth.
  • Drowsiness;
  • Headache;
  • Fever;
  • It can be a rash
  • Urination is painstakingly painful.

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Other side effects could occur. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

Utilizing Patanase together with other medications that cause you to become drowsy could cause more harm. Talk to your doctor prior to using opioids, sleeping pills, a muscle relaxer, or medication for anxiety as well as seizures.

Other medications can be incompatible with olopatadine, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician about any other medicines you are taking.