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What is the Pataday eye drop used for?

Pataday eye drops are used to relieve signs and symptoms caused by allergic reactions that affect the eyes, such as: itchiness, burning, redness, watering, and swelling of the eye(s). Pataday is not a cure for your allergies, but it can help to reduce the sneezing, runny nose, and red, watery eyes that itch.

You can buy Pataday eye drops (Olopatadine) online at My Drug Center. We currently do not have the Pataday eye drops generic alternative available for purchase.


How does the Pataday eye drop work?

Pataday is a prescription-strength eye drop that contains the active ingredient Olopatadine. It belongs to a class of drugs called mast cell stablilizers. The Olopatadine dosage in the medication prevents mast cells from releasing histamine, which is a substance released by the body during an allergic reaction.

Before using Pataday, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist to know how to administer the eye drops properly. The Pataday eye drops dosage that you use will depend on your condition and your age. Use the eye drops exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose.

To use the eye drops, tilt your head back, look upward and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. hold the dropper directly over your eye and apply the prescribed number of drops. Look downward and gently close your eye for 1-2 minutes. Place one finger at the inside corner of your eye near the nose and apply gentle pressure. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink and do not rub your eye.

Wash your hands before using and do not let the dropper touch your eye or any surface, this will help prevent contamination. If you wear contact lenses remove them before administering the eye drops. There are preservatives in the eye drops may be absorbed by the contact lenses. Wait at least 10 minutes before wearing your contacts again.

If you are using other eye medication while taking Pataday, then allow at least 5 minutes before administering new medication. This will allow the medication to absorb fully into the eye.


Pataday eye drops may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before using your prescribed Pataday eye drops dosage. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to eye disease or require the use of contact lenses. Be sure to discuss other medical conditions, known allergies, and list any over-the-counter or prescription medications, and herbal products you are currently taking.

These eye drops are not recommended for the treatment of eye irritation due to wearing contact lenses. Your vision may become briefly impaired after administering the eye drops. Avoid operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle, or performing other dangerous activities until you know how Pataday affects you. 

Side Effects

Some common Patada eye drops side effects include:

Headache, blurred vision, burning or stinging in the eye(s), red eye(s), eyelid swelling, abnormal sensation in the eye(s), unusual or unpleasant taste in the mouth, or changes in the way food tastes

Some serious Pataday Eye Drops side effects include:

Eye pain or itching, severe irritation in the eye, or change in eyesight

If any side effects of Olopatadine become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.


Q: What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?

A: A relapse in symptoms may occur depending on the severity of the condition, and you may experience side effects. You should speak to your doctor before you stop taking this medication.


Q: What is the best dosage to take for Pataday?

A: You doctor will be able to determine the best Pataday eye drops dosage from the initial diagnosis.


Q: What happens if I miss a dose?

A: You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the missed dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping.


Q: What is the best way to store this medication?

A: This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. 


Q: How do I dispose of this medication?

A: Do not throw away this medication in wastewater. Some medication can be thrown away in dry waste, and some require a little preparation for disposal. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist to safely dispose any unwanted or experienced medication.


Q: Is this medication safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?

A: Speak with your doctor about the risk associated with using this drug while pregnant. It is uncertain if this drug can pass into the breast milk of nursing mother. Consult your doctor to understand the risk in using this medication while breastfeeding.


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