Advice

Not recommended for use within NHS Scotland.

RECOMMENDATION.

Olopatadine is a new local antihistamine and antiallergen. It appears to have similar efficacy to other ocular preparations for seasonal allergic conjunctivitis, however the cost effectiveness of this product has not been adequately demonstrated.

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Medicine details

Medicine name:
Olopatadine 1mg/ml eye drops, solution (Opatanol®)
SMC ID:
59/03
Indication:
Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis
Pharmaceutical company
Alcon Laboratories UK Ltd
BNF chapter
Eye
Submission type
Full
Status
Not recommended
Date advice published
08 September 2003