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Olopatadine Ophthalmic Solution

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using olopatadine ophthalmic solution if you:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Olopatadine Ophthalmic Solution to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)

How Does Olopatadine Ophthalmic Solution Work?

Olopatadine ophthalmic solution belongs to a group of allergy medications known as antihistamines. Specifically, it is an H1 receptor antagonist. This means that it blocks a specific type of histamine receptor in the body (known as H1 receptors). In addition to blocking histamine receptors, olopatadine ophthalmic solution seems to decrease the release of histamine from the cells in the body. Because the symptoms of allergic reactions are partly caused by histamine, olopatadine ophthalmic solution can help prevent or relieve these symptoms.
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