Olopatadine Nasal Spray Dosage
For adults and children over the age of 12, the recommended olopatadine nasal spray dosage for treating allergic rhinitis is two sprays in each nostril twice daily, for a total of eight sprays per day. For children between the ages of 6 and 11, the recommended dosage is one spray in each nostril twice a day. For the medication to work properly, dosing guidelines must be followed as prescribed.
The recommended olopatadine nasal spray dose for treating nasal allergies (known as allergic rhinitis) in adults and children 12 years old and older is two sprays in each nostril twice daily (for a total of eight sprays per day).
For children age 6 through 11 years of age, the standard recommended dosage is one spray in each nostril twice daily.
Some considerations for people using olopatadine nasal spray include the following:
- Olopatadine nasal spray is usually taken twice a day.
- The first time you use each bottle of olopatadine nasal spray, you will need to prime the pump by spraying five times until a fine mist appears. If you have not used the bottle within the last week, you may have to re-prime the pump by spraying it twice.
- Blow your nose before each olopatadine nasal spray dose. Breathe in gently while spraying the medicine into your nose. Do not try to inhale the olopatadine nasal spray or breathe in too deeply, as the drug works when it comes in contact with the inside surfaces of the nose (not the throat or lungs).
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Olopatadine nasal spray will not work if you stop taking it.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or olopatadine nasal spray dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.