Olopatadine Vs. Cromolyn sodium Eye Drops

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A comparison of the efficacy and tolerability of olopatadine hydrochloride 0.1% ophthalmic solution and cromolyn sodium 2% ophthalmic solution in seasonal allergic conjunctivitis has found that Six weeks’ installation of olopatadine 0.1% ophthalmic solution two times a day had a significantly greater effect on the ocular signs and symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis compared with 6 weeks’ installation of cromolyn 2% (sodium Cromoglycate) ophthalmic solution 4 times a day dose. Both treatments were well tolerated by patients in all age groups; however, olopatadine appeared to have better local tolerability in children aged <11 years.


Uses of Olopatadine and cromolyn sodium eye drops

Treatments for allergic conjunctivitis have various mechanisms of action. Cromolyn sodium stabilizes conjunctival mast cells by preventing calcium influx across the cell membrane, whereas olopatadine hydrochloride is both an antihistamine and a mast cell stabilizer


List of Commonly Available Olopatadine Eye Drops in Nepal

1. Rapidon Eye Drop

Manufactured By: Micro Labs Limited, India
MRP: NRS 163.2 (IC 102.00)

2. Winolap Eye Drop

Manufactured By: Sun Pharmaceutical Medicare Limited, India
MRP: NRS 193.6 (IC 121.00)

3. OPD-1 Eye Drop

Manufactured By: Sumy Pharmaceuticals (P) Ltd, Nepal
MRP: NRS 165.00  

Available Olopatadine eye drops in the USA

Pataday eye drops come in two packages one contains olopatadine 0.1% -the-counter (OTC) Alcon Pataday Twice Daily Relief 5ml and another is olopatadine 0.2%  by Alcon come under the name Pataday Once Daily Relief 2.5ml eye drops.

Pataday is currently only available for over-the-counter sale in the United States of America.


rapidon, winolap, opd1 eye drop

List of Commonly Available Sodium Cromoglycate Eye Drops in Nepal and India

Aurocrome Eye Drops
Manufactured By: AUROLAB PVT LTD
Contains: Sodium Cromoglycate

Aurocrome Eye Drops


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