IF 2 Eye Drops (Olopatadine)
What is IF 2 Eye Drops (Olopatadine) used for?
IF2 Eye Drops (Olopatadine) is an ophthalmic antihistamine prescribed to patients with irritated eyes caused by seasonal allergies. It operates by blocking the action of certain enzymes that cause redness and swelling associated with this condition to relieve these symptoms. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use IF 2 Eye Drops (Olopatadine)?
Always follow your physician's directions while using IF2 Eye Drops (Olopatadine) to get the safest and most effective results. The typical dosage is one drop administered twice daily, but your particular instructions will differ based on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Wash your hands before each use to remove any dirt or contaminants. Gently shake the bottle to mix its contents and observe the solution to make sure it is not discolored or cloudy as this may indicate contamination. To administer the dose gently pull down the lower lid of the eye being treated, hold the bottle above the eye, and dispense one drop. Slowly close the eyelid to spread the medication and keep it closed for ten seconds allowing enough time for it to be absorbed. Never allow the tip of the bottle to touch any foreign surfaces as this may cause contamination. Wash your hands after each use to prevent the solution from contacting any areas not being treated or the mucous membranes. Always ask your physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of IF 2 Eye Drops (Olopatadine)?
Side effects that may occur in some patients using IF2 Eye Drops (Olopatadine) include:
Immediately inform your physician if you experience any worrying symptoms or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require reduced dosages, reduced frequency of administration, or immediate medical attention in more serious cases.
Always remove your contact lenses before applying IF2 Eye Drops (Olopatadine) to prevent unexpected problems from occurring. Do not use the medications if the patient is under three years of age or if you are allergic to olopatadine. Also inform your physician if you have chronically dry eyes or disorders of the cornea as these conditions may require reduced dosages or other alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using IF2 Eye Drops (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, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.