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Olopatadine ophthalmic Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to olopatadine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, olopatadine ophthalmic may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking olopatadine ophthalmic:

Less Common

  • Blurred vision
  • eye irritation or pain
  • swelling of the eyelid

Some side effects of olopatadine ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More Common

Less Common

  • Back pain
  • body aches or pain
  • burning, dryness, itching, or stinging of the eye
  • change in taste
  • chills
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • feeling of something in the eye
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • increased cough
  • lack or loss of strength
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle aches and pains
  • nausea
  • pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • redness of the eye or inside of the eyelid
  • sensitivity of the eyes to light
  • shivering
  • sneezing
  • sweating
  • tender, swollen glands in the neck
  • trouble sleeping
  • trouble swallowing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • voice changes
  • vomiting

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to olopatadine ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

General

The most commonly reported side effects were headache, asthenia, blurred vision, burning or stinging, cold syndrome, dry eye, foreign body sensation, and hyperemia.[Ref]

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Eye pain, eye irritation, dry eye, abnormal sensation in eyes

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Corneal erosion, corneal epithelium defect, corneal epithelium disorder, punctate keratitis, keratitis, corneal staining, eye discharge, photophobia, blurred vision, reduced visual acuity, blepharospasm, ocular discomfort, eye pruritus, conjunctival follicles, conjunctival disorder, foreign body sensation in eyes, increased lacrimation, erythema of eyelid, eyelid edema, eyelid disorder, ocular hyperemia

Rare (less than 0.1%): Cases of corneal calcification (in association with the use of phosphate containing eye drops in some patients with significantly damaged corneas)

Frequency not reported: Corneal edema, eye edema, eye swelling, conjunctivitis, mydriasis, visual disturbance, eyelid margin crusting[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Hypersensitivity, swelling face[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dysgeusia

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dizziness, hypoesthesia

Frequency not reported: Somnolence[Ref]

Respiratory

Common (1% to 10%): Nasal dryness

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Rhinitis

Frequency not reported: Dyspnea, sinusitis, cold syndrome, pharyngitis[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Rare (less than 0.1%): Dry mouth

Frequency not reported: Nausea, vomiting[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: Asthenia, malaise[Ref]

Dermatologic

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Contact dermatitis, skin burning sensation, dry skin

Frequency not reported: Dermatitis, erythema[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Patanol (olopatadine ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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