Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
- blurred vision,
- dry eye,
- watery eyes,
- superficial inflammation of the cornea,
- distorted or bitter sense of taste,
- sore throat,
- stinging or burning in the eye,
- abnormal sensation in the eye,
- eye sensitivity to bright light, or
- bloodshot eyes.
The recommended dosage of Pazeo is to instill one drop in each affected eye once a day. Pazeo may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Pazeo should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk when used in the eye. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Pazeo (olopatadine hydrochloride) Ophthalmic Solution Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Clinical Trials Experience
Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.
In a randomized, double-masked, vehicle-controlled trial, patients at risk for developing allergic conjunctivitis received one drop of either PAZEO (N=330) or vehicle (N=169) in both eyes for 6 weeks. The mean age of the population was 32 years (range 2 to 74 years). Thirty-five percent were male. Fifty-three percent had brown iris color and 23% had blue iris color. The most commonly reported adverse reactions occurred in 2-5% of patients treated with either PAZEO or vehicle. These events were blurred vision, dry eye, superficial punctate keratitis, dysgeusia and abnormal sensation in eye.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Pazeo (Olopatadine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution)