Patanase belongs to the antihistamines group of drugs and is used for treating symptoms, such as sneezing, nasal itching, congestion, stuffy or running nose that result from seasonal nasal allergy. Patanase works by preventing histamine release from certain cells in the human body. Patanase is only for use in adults and children who are above six years of age. Patanase is a medicine used in the treatment of allergic symptoms. For example, Patanase is used to treat nasal congestion, watery eyes, itch, and runny nose, all of which are caused by the allergic response. The active ingredient of Patanase – olopatadine – is used because it belongs to the antihistamine class of medicines. Histamine is a substance released by mast cells and basophils, a substance responsible for the allergic response. Patanase works to inhibit the effects of histamine, thereby alleviating allergic symptoms. Patanase is associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include bitter taste, drowsiness, headache, sore throat, weight gain, nausea, and diarrhea.
Drug Name: Patanase
Generic name: Olopatadine hydrochloride