How PATANASE® Nasal Spray Works

Topical relief for seasonal nasal allergy symptoms

PATANASE® Nasal Spray is a steroid-free nasal antihistamine. It relieves seasonal allergies topically by directing the solution to the affected area — the nose. PATANASE® Nasal Spray blocks the effects of naturally occurring histamines in order to alleviate allergy symptoms of allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the lining of the nose) such as stuffy nose, runny nose, itchy nose, and sneezing.

By the time you see your doctor, you've probably already been suffering from a host of seasonal allergy symptoms. PATANASE® Nasal Spray is an antihistamine that provides nasal allergy symptom relief in a steroid free formulation.

 
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What is PATANASE® Nasal Spray?

PATANASE® (olopatadine hydrochloride) Nasal Spray is a prescription antihistamine medicine used to help reduce nasal symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and children 6 years and older.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking PATANASE® Nasal Spray?

  • Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you are:
    • - allergic to any of the ingredients in PATANASE® Nasal Spray.
    • - pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. PATANASE® Nasal Spray and other medicines may affect each other, causing side effects.

How should I use PATANASE® Nasal Spray?

  • PATANASE® Nasal Spray is for use in the nose only. Do not spray it in your eyes or mouth.
  • Use PATANASE® Nasal Spray exactly as your healthcare provider tells you and follow the Patient Instructions for Use included in the full Prescribing Information.

What are the possible side effects of PATANASE® Nasal Spray?

  • Side effects of PATANASE® Nasal Spray include:
    • - bad or bitter taste
    • - headache
    • - nosebleeds
    • - sores in your nose
    • - hole in the nasal septum
  • Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.
  • These are not all of the possible side effects of PATANASE® Nasal Spray. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. The full Prescribing Information also includes additional information about side effects.

What should I avoid while using PATANASE® Nasal Spray?

  • PATANASE® Nasal Spray can make you sleepy.
  • Avoid the following while using PATANASE® Nasal Spray:
    • - operating machinery, driving a motor vehicle, or doing other dangerous activities
    • - using alcohol or other medicines that can also make you sleepy, such as sedatives and tranquilizers