What is Allenil (Olopatadine) used for?
Allenil (Olopatadine) is a type of antihistamine that is used to treat a variety of conditions caused by allergies, such as a stuffy nose or hives. It can also be used to treat the itching caused by skin diseases such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis vulgaris and other conditions.
How should I use Allenil (Olopatadine)?
Allenil (Olopatadine) tablets should be taken orally. Adult patients are sometimes directed to take 5mg twice daily, once in the morning and again at bedtime. However, your physician may adjust your dosage depending on your symptoms. You should never exceed the dosage prescribed to you by your physician.
What are the side effects of Allenil (Olopatadine)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Allenil (Olopatadine) include:
Consult your physician if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you notice any other more serious side effects such as heartburn, palpitations, blood passed in urine, problems with renal functions or yellowing of the eyes or skin. Patients are advised to discuss the possible risks of side effects with their physician before taking this medication.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Allenil (Olopatadine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially renal function problems or liver disease, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This medication should not be taken by women who are breastfeeding.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.