Dosage regimen: One drop of Patanol in the conjunctival sac of the affected eye(s) twice daily (every 6 to 8 hours). Treatment may be maintained for up to 4 months, if considered necessary.
Special populations: Renal impairment: No studies have been performed in patients with renal impairment. No dosage regimen adjustment is required for patients with renal impairment.
Hepatic impairment: No studies have been performed in patients with hepatic impairment. No dosage regimen adjustment is required for patients with hepatic impairment.
Pediatric patients (below 18 years): The safety and effectiveness has been established in pediatric patients 3 years of age and above.
Geriatric patients (65 years of age or above): No dosage regimen adjustment is required in patients 65 years of age or above.
Method of administration: For topical ocular use only. Not for injection or oral use.
After the bottle cap is removed, if the tamper evident snap collar is loose, snap collar should be removed before using the product.
To avoid contamination, the dropper tip should not touch any surface. The dropper tip should also not come into contact with the eye as this may cause injury to the eye.
When using nasolacrimal occlusion or closing the eyelids for 2 minutes, the systemic absorption is reduced. This may result in a decrease in systemic side effects and an increase in local activity.
The bottle should be kept tightly closed when not in use.
If more than one topical ophthalmic medicinal product is being used, the medicinal products must be administered at least 5 minutes apart. Eye ointments should be administered last.
Patients should be advised not to wear a contact lens if their eye is red.
Patanol should not be used to treat contact lens related irritation.