Around 2 out 10 persons are suffering from a certain form of ocular allergies, and they’re quite common. Individual causes for your problem may differ, from pollens to debris and other types of allergens. Itchy, red eyes can be quite uncomfortable.  Belonging to the group of antihistamines, Pataday is one of the solutions available to treat your eye allergies.

Pataday is a medication used for treating itchy eyes due to allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergies).

Dose: The standard recommended Pataday dosage for the treatment of eye allergy symptoms is one drop in each affected eye once a day. This dose is the same for everyone, regardless of your age.

It does not matter what time of day you use Pataday, but it is best to take it at the same time each day.

Common Side effects:  The most common Pataday side effects were symptoms of the common cold (such as a runny or stuffy nose) or a sore throat, with about 10 percent of people experiencing such problems.

Pregnancy:  It is not known if this medication is safe for use during pregnancy, although the risks appear to be minimal at this time.  Pataday may be given to a pregnant woman if  the benefits to the woman outweigh any possible risks to the unborn child.  As a rule, however, we do not prescribe Pataday to women who are pregnant.

Children:  Pataday is not prescribed for children younger than 3 years of age.

Warning: If you wear soft contact lenses, you must remove them to use the drops. In order to prevent the lens from absorbing the medication, 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.

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