Patanol Eye Drops (Olopatadine Hydrochloride) and/or alternatives
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General Information On Patanol Eye Drops
Patanol Eye Drops are prescribed for the treatment of allergies in the eye such as itchy or watery eyes and allergic conjunctivitis. It is an antihistamine which blocks the effects of allergens and treats eye problems caused by seasonal allergies. The eye drops have to be taken once or twice a day by adults and according to the doctor's advice for children. brand or generic Patanol Eye Drops has to be administered for the exact period prescribed by the doctor and should not be stopped even if the eye condition appears to have healed before time. You may require further treatment with Patanol to experience full recovery.
Side Effects/Precautions for Patanol Eye Drops
It is recommended not to use brand or generic Patanol Eye Drops if you are suffering from any bacterial or fungal infection in the eyes. In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you wear contact lenses, put them on only after 15-20 minutes of using the eye drops. Avoid the use of any other eye drop while using Patanol or Olopatadine.
Some possible side effects of Patanol or Olopatadine are itching, redness, dryness in eyes, swollen eye lids, stuffy or runny nose, burning of eyes, blurred vision or a headache. It is also important that you exercise caution while engaging in activities that require clear vision such as driving or using machinery. Also limit your alcohol intake during the treatment.
Patanol Eye Drops Dosage
Patanol Eye Drops are recommended to be used twice a day. Each time, one drop is required to be administered in each eye. However, your doctor may change your dosage to suit your individual requirement. You should be careful to maintain a gap of a minimum of 6 to 8 hours between the two applications. Patanol Eye Drops are supplied in a 5 ml plastic dispenser. The drug should be stored at a temperature between 39 degree and 77 degree Fahrenheit. The drug comes in a packaging of 1, 2, 3 and 6 dispensers.
Why Buy Patanol Eye Drops from Pharmacy RX World?
You can buy Patanol eye drops 0.10% at a low price at Pharmacy RX World when compared to any other place. You will be reminded to refill your prescription so you can continue your treatment without any stress. Your order will be delivered within 8 to 10 working days. In case you don't have a prescription, we will call your doctor to get one and this will not be charged.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo testing to ensure that they are similar to their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with the comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain the same active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must have a comparable strength and dosage as the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically equivalent. They may look different, and be called something different.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
Generally speaking, the two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.