Which medications in the drug class Antihistamine and mast cell stabilizer eye drops are used in the treatment of Mold Allergy?

Updated: Sep 18, 2017
  • Author: Shih-Wen Huang, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Antihistamine and mast cell stabilizer eye drops

Although oral antihistamines are useful for allergic conjunctivitis, ophthalmic drops offer immediate relief of eye symptoms from allergies (eg, itching, tearing, conjunctival swelling). Not indicated to relieve an acute asthma attack.

Olopatadine (Patanol, Pataday)

Olopatadine is an ophthalmic antihistamine solution indicated for temporary prevention of ocular itching due to allergic conjunctivitis. It is an inhibitor of histamine release from mast cells and is devoid of effects on serotonin, alpha-adrenergic, muscarinic, and dopamine receptors. Patanol is available as an ophthalmic solution 0.1%. Pataday is available as an ophthalmic solution 0.2%.


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