Alacot TM DS Eye Drops 5ml
Olopatadine is an inhibitor of the release of histamine from the mast cell and a
selective histamine H1-antagonist that inhibits the in vivo and in vitro type 1
immediate hypersensitivity reaction including inhibition of histamine induced
effects on human conjunctival epithelial cells.
Alacot TM DS Eye Drops: Each ml contains Olopatadine 2 mg as Olopatadine
Alacot TM 0.1% Eye Drops: Each ml contains Olopatadine 1 mg as
Olopatadine HCl USP.
Alacot TM Eye Drops is indicated for the treatment of the signs and symptoms
of allergic conjunctivitis.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
AlacotTM DS Eye Drops: One drop in the affected eye once a day.
Alacot TM 0.1% Eye Drops: One drop in each affected eye two times per day
at an interval of 6 to 8 hours.
Olopatadine Hydrochloride ophthalmic solution is contraindicated in persons
with a known hypersensitivity to Olopatadine Hydrochloride.
Olopatadine HCl ophthalmic solution should not be used to treat contact lens
related irritation. Patients who wear soft contact lenses should be instructed to
wait at least ten minutes after instilling Olopatadine Hydrochloride ophthalmic
solution before they insert their contact lenses.
USE IN PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
There are no adequate and well controlled studies in pregnant women.
Because animal studies are not always predictive of human responses, this
drug should be used in pregnant women only if the potential benefit to the
mother justifies the potential risk to the fetus.
It is not known whether topical ocular administration could result in sufficient
systemic absorption to produce detectable quantities in the human breast
milk. Nevertheless, caution should be exercised when Olopatadine
Hydrochloride ophthalmic solution is administered to a nursing mother.
Headaches have been reported at an incidence of 7%. The following adverse
experiences have been reported in less than 5% of patients: Asthenia, blurred
vision, burning or stinging, cold syndrome, dry eye, foreign body sensation,
hyperemia, hypersensitivity, keratitis, lid edema, nausea, pharyngitis, pruritus,
rhinitis, sinusitis, and taste perversion.
Store below 300C in a cool and dry place protected from light. Keep out of
reach of children. Do not touch the dropper tip to surfaces since this may
contaminate the solution. Do not use after 30 days of first opening.
AlacotTM DS & 0.1% Eye Drops: Each plastic dropper bottle contains 5 ml of
Olopatadine HCl USP sterile solution.