Patanase Side Effects
Generic Name: olopatadine nasal
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug olopatadine nasal. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Patanase.
Common side effects of Patanase include: epistaxis. Other side effects include: nasal mucosa ulcer. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer
Applies to olopatadine nasal: nasal spray
As well as its needed effects, olopatadine nasal (the active ingredient contained in Patanase) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
Major Side Effects
If any of the following side effects occur while taking olopatadine nasal, check with your doctor immediately:Less common:
- Bladder pain
- bloody nose
- bloody or cloudy urine
- difficult, burning, or painful urination
- frequent urge to urinate
- lower back or side pain
- sore throat
- general feeling of discomfort or illness
- joint pain
- loss of appetite
- muscle aches and pains
- runny nose
- trouble sleeping
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- Difficulty with breathing or swallowing
- fast heartbeat
- shortness of breath
- skin itching, rash, or redness
- swelling of the face, throat, or tongue
- unpleasant breath odor
- vomiting of blood
If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking olopatadine nasal, get emergency help immediately:Symptoms of overdose:
- deep or fast breathing with dizziness
- dry mouth
- irregular heartbeats
- numbness of the feet, hands, and around the mouth
Minor Side Effects
Some olopatadine nasal side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:More common:
- Bitter taste
- Throat irritation
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to olopatadine nasal: nasal spray
Gastrointestinal side effects have included bitter taste, dry mouth, nasopharyngitis, and pharyngolaryngeal pain. Post marketing reports have included dysgeusia, hyposmia and anosmia.[Ref]
Respiratory side effects have included epistaxis, cough, and postnasal drip. Nasal septal perforation has also been reported. Post Marketing reports have included nasal discomfort and oropharyngeal pain[Ref]
Genitourinary side effects have included urinary tract infection.[Ref]
Hepatic side effects have included CPK elevation.[Ref]
Nervous system side effects have included somnolence. Post marketing reports have included dizziness and headache.[Ref]
Other side effects have included influenza.[Ref]
Psychiatric side effects have included depression or worsening of depression.
1. "Product Information. Patanase (olopatadine nasal)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.
It is possible that some side effects of Patanase may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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