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Review by Itchy Eyes Momma (taken for 10 years or more):
Patanol (olopatadine) for Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis: This has been the only eye drop ever to be calming/soothing and effective almost immediately. The only downside is that it has been expensive with insurance at $30 and then $40.
Patanol (olopatadine) for Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis: I'm using these eye drops, to get rid of redness, in my eyes, due to dry eye syndrome. While I do like how it works, it is way too expensive, at 45.00 a copay, and I have very good health insurance.
Patanol (olopatadine) for Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis: I started having red eyes. After the third day of not seeing any progress (I thought I had allergies). I went to the doctor for a diagnosis to find out I had "pink eye". He prescribed me Patanol to control the redness and told me to just wait as "pink eye" is a virus and will go away on its own. I decided to still buy the prescription to find out it cost $160 for 5ml tiny bottle! I used it twice a day (as prescribed) and my eyes were back to its normal white shade in couple of days. I never heard of this eye drop. It is really expensive but seems to be worthy.
Patanol (olopatadine) for Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis: I was prescribed this for my allergies and took it only a couple of times. I have an auto-immune disorder that causes dry eyes and this medicine made them drier. It also made them itch more and become redder.
Patanol (olopatadine) for Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis: Great medicine, I've been using it everyday for 5 years now, really helps to control and relieve my conjunctivitis, and it keeps the whites of my eyes clear (they used to be red/yellowish often).
However, for serious cases of conjunctivitis (which hit me once a year at the beginning of summer), it doesn't really help, and you'll have to see your ophthalmologist for steroid drops.
The major downside is the price. $35-40 for a 5ml bottle here in NZ.
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Patanol (olopatadine) for Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis: It's good and light on eyes. My doctor prescribed it as I'm having a lot of secretions from my eyes in the morning. Patanol helped me and the good thing is it's safe to use long term.
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