There are currently no generic Patanol (olopatadine ophthalmic solution) products available. The earliest possible date that a generic version of the medication could become available is June 2011, when the first patent for Patanol expires. It is important to note that olopatadine is considered the "generic name" of Patanol; it is not a generic version of the drug.
Is a Generic Version of Patanol Available?Patanol® (olopatadine ophthalmic solution) is a prescription eye drop approved for treating signs and symptoms of eye allergies (known medically as allergic conjunctivitis). It belongs to a group of allergy medications known as antihistamines.
Patanol is manufactured by Alcon Laboratories, Inc. It is currently under the protection of a patent that prevents any generic Patanol from being manufactured in the United States.