Olopatadine side effects
All medications come with side effects. You might not experience all the side effects or any at all, but if you notice any of these, let your physician know and get medical attention.
Less common side effects:
- Pain in your bladder
- Bloody nose
- Cloudy or bloody urine
- Difficulty urinating or painful urination
- Increased urge to urinate
- Pain in your lower back or side
- Sore throat
Rare side effects:
- Feeling generally unwell
- Painful joints
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle aches and pains
- Runny nose
- Difficulty sleeping
- Unusual malaise (general discomfort, uneasiness, or pain)
Incidence not known
- Difficulty with breathing or swallowing
- Increased heart rate
- Shortness of breath
- Skin itching, rash, or redness
- Swelling of the face, throat, or tongue
- Bad breath
- Vomiting of blood
Can Olopatadine cause dry eyes?
Olopatadine HCL nasal spray is not known to cause dry eyes. Dry eyes are a common side effect for the Olopatadine HCL eye drops.
Can Olopatadine HCL raise blood pressure?
Olopatadine does not raise blood pressure.
There are four drugs that should not be used in conjunction with Olopatadine HCL spray. These are Amifampridine, Bupropion, Donepezil, and Pitolisant. It is essential to let your doctor know of any medications you are taking to make sure they are prescribing you a safe treatment.
Use of Olopatadine nasal spray is not recommended in the presence of recent injury to the inside of your nose, sores, or ulcers in your nose or frequent nose bleeds. Make sure to let your prescribing doctor know about any current medical conditions you may have.
Is Olopatadine safe during pregnancy?
The FDA has graded Olopatadine HCL as category C for pregnancy. Therefore, It is advisable to avoid the use of Olopatadine HCl while pregnant, unless necessary. There are no controlled studies regarding the safe use of Olopatadine HCl during pregnancy. Your doctor will have to weigh the risks and benefits before deciding if Olopatadine HCl is suitable for you. If you are pregnant or planning on conceiving soon, let your doctor know.