olopatadine (nasal) (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using olopatadine nasal (Patanase)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to olopatadine.
Before using olopatadine nasal, tell your doctor if you have any non-allergic conditions affecting the inside of your nose, such as a deviated septum.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether olopatadine nasal is harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether olopatadine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use olopatadine nasal without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Olopatadine nasal should not be given to a child younger than 12 years old.
How should I use olopatadine nasal (Patanase)?
Use olopatadine exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
To use the olopatadine nasal spray:
Try not to sneeze or blow your nose just after using the spray.
Talk with your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse.
Store this medication at room temperature in an upright position, away from moisture and heat.
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