Frequently Asked Questions
PATANASE® Nasal Spray is for nasal allergy symptoms
Your questions are very important. If your question is not answered here, please refer to the full prescribing information for this product or talk to your healthcare provider.
What are the signs and symptoms of seasonal allergies (seasonal allergic rhinitis)?
The most common symptoms are congestion (stuffy nose), rhinorrhea (runny nose), itchy nose, and sneezing.
What is PATANASE® Nasal Spray?
PATANASE® Nasal Spray is a medicine that provides relief from seasonal allergy symptoms in adults and children 6 years of age and older.
PATANASE® Nasal Spray contains olopatadine hydrochloride, which is a man-made (synthetic) antihistamine. Antihistamines are substances that block the reaction of histamine in your body which is released when your body experiences contact with an allergenic substance, like pollen. Upon contact with an allergenic substance, histamine release inside your body causes you to sneeze, your nose to itch and run and your eyes to become red, itchy and watery. When you spray PATANASE® Nasal Spray in your nose, it helps reduce the nasal symptoms of allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the lining of the nose), such as stuffy nose, runny nose, itching, and sneezing. Your healthcare provider has prescribed PATANASE® Nasal Spray to treat your symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
How does PATANASE® Nasal Spray work?
PATANASE® Nasal Spray relieves symptoms of seasonal allergies topically by directing the solution to the membranes of the nose, blocking the effects of naturally occurring histamines that cause congestion (stuffy nose), rhinorrhea (runny nose), itchy nose, and sneezing.
What is the active ingredient in PATANASE® Nasal Spray?
The active ingredient in PATANASE® Nasal Spray is olopatadine hydrochloride, an anti-histamine.
Who may use PATANASE® Nasal Spray?
PATANASE® Nasal Spray is indicated for patients 6 years of age and older who suffer from seasonal allergic rhinitis.
How should I administer PATANASE® Nasal Spray?
Children 6 to 11 years of age: 1 spray per nostril twice daily
Adults and adolescents 12 years and older: 2 sprays per nostril twice daily
I already take seasonal allergy medication. Should I replace or supplement my method with PATANASE® Nasal Spray?
If you are interested in PATANASE® Nasal Spray, talk to your doctor to determine what course of action is recommended.
What are the possible side effects of PATANASE® Nasal Spray?
Possible side effects include bad or bitter taste, headache, nosebleeds, sores in your nose and hole in the nasal septum. For detailed results of clinical trials see full prescribing information.
May pregnant women use PATANASE® Nasal Spray?
No well-controlled studies of PATANASE® Nasal Spray have been conducted among pregnant women. Therefore, PATANASE® Nasal Spray should only be used by pregnant women if the potential benefit to the mother justifies potential risks to the fetus.
May nursing mothers use PATANASE® Nasal Spray?
It is not known whether topical application of PATANASE® Nasal Spray could result in detectable quantities of olopatadine in human breast milk. Therefore, PATANASE® Nasal Spray should only be used by pregnant women if the potential benefit to the mother justifies potential risks to the infant.