The standard Patanol dose for treating eye allergies is one drop into the affected eye twice a day, with about six to eight hours between doses. This is the standard dosage for everyone, regardless of age or weight. To avoid contamination, make sure the eye dropper does not touch the tip of any surface, including the surface of the eye.
Dosage of Patanol: An IntroductionThere is only one standard recommended dose of Patanol® (olopatadine ophthalmic solution). As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Patanol Dosing for Eye AllergiesThe recommended Patanol dosage for treating eye allergy symptoms (known as allergic conjunctivitis) in adults and children age three years old and older is one drop in each affected eye twice a day, with about six to eight hours between the doses during the day.
General Information on Your Patanol DoseSome considerations for people taking Patanol include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of an eyedrop. It is usually used in each eye twice a day, with six or eight hours between the two doses.
- In order to prevent contamination of the drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye.
- If you wear contact lenses, you must remove them to use the drops. In order to prevent the lens from absorbing some of the ingredients in Patanol, make sure to wait at least 10 minutes after using the drops before reinserting the lens. Do not wear your contact lenses if your eye is still red.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your Patanol dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.