Patanase Dosage

The standard recommended Patanase dosage for the treatment of nasal allergies in adults and children ages 12 and up is two sprays in each nostril twice daily, for a total of eight sprays per day. A smaller dose is recommended for children between the ages of 6 and 11. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider if you are unsure how to use the nasal spray.

Patanase Dosage: An Introduction

Your healthcare provider will recommend a specific dosage of Patanase® (olopatadine nasal spray) based on your age. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Patanase Dosing for Nasal Allergies

The recommended Patanase dose for treating nasal allergies (known as allergic rhinitis) in adults and children 12 years old and older is two sprays in each nostril twice daily (for a total of eight sprays per day).
For children age 6 through 11 years of age, the recommended dose is one spray per nostril twice daily.

General Information on Dosing With Patanase

Some considerations for people taking Patanase include the following:
  • Patanase comes in nasal spray form. It is usually taken twice a day.
  • The first time you use each bottle of Patanase, you will need to prime the pump by spraying five times until a fine mist appears. If you have not used the bottle within the last week, you may have to re-prime the pump by spraying it twice.
  • Blow your nose before each Patanase dose. Breathe in gently while spraying Patanase into your nose. Do not try to inhale the Patanase spray or breathe in too deeply, as Patanase works when it comes in contact with the inside surfaces of the nose (not the throat or lungs).
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Patanase will not work if you stop taking it.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Patanase dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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