A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.
What is Opatanol?
Opatanol eye drops contain olopatadine, an anti-allergy medication. This medicine reduces eye symptoms caused by hypersensitivity to a particular substance. You can order Opatanol online through the pharmacies that work with Dokteronline.com. The required prescription is provided by one of the doctors who works with Dokteronline.com.
What is this medication used for?
Doctors prescribe the eye drops Opatanol against allergic conjunctivitis, or an inflammation of the eye due to allergies. The eye gives an allergic reaction to pollen, smoke, pet fur or other substances. The symptoms associated with this condition include itching in the eye, a burning sensation in the eye, a bloodshot eye and/or pus formation in the eye. The active substance in Opatanol reduces hypersensitivity reactions so that the eye problems are quickly reduced.
How to use Opatanol?
Wash your hands before use. Open the bottle, pull your lower eyelid slightly downwards and apply a drop of liquid in the gutter. Close the bottle immediately after use and wash your hands again. Never let the tip of the bottle come into contact with the eye or your hands; as to let the contents remain sterile. If you are wearing contact lenses, remove it from the eye to be treated before dripping. Wait for fifteen minutes after using the medication, before putting the lens back in. After opening the bottle, the eye drops can be used for four weeks. After that, the content is no longer suitable for use.
The partner pharmacies offer Opatanol available online. Unless a doctor prescribes otherwise, the usual dosage is as follows:
- Adults: 1 drop in the affected eye twice daily.
A doctor will determine how long you should continue using the eye drops. Children may need a customized dosage. Do not use this medicine for children under 3 years. Read the instructions before use.
Opatanol eye drops can sometimes cause side effects, although this is not the case for everyone. Side effects that might be experienced are:
- Irritation to the treated eye;
- Dry eyes;
- Sensitivity to light.
Contact a doctor if you experience these or other side effects. You can find more information about this topic in the leaflet.
When is it best not to use this medication?
Opatanol is not a suitable medicine for everyone. Do not use this medication if you:
- are Hypersensitive to olopatadine or any of the excipients used in the droplets;
- are breastfeeding.
Are you taking any other medicines? Please consult with a doctor to know if these can be combined with Opatanol. If you are using other medicines in the eye, always wait five minutes before applying the next agent.
Are you pregnant? Use this medicine only in consultation with a doctor. Opatanol should not be used by women who are breastfeeding. After dribbling, your vision can be less sharp than usual. Wait until your vision is completely back to normal before participating in traffic. There is no warning with regards to the consumption of alcohol.