Winolap Nasal Spray (Olopatadine 665mcg)
Winolap Nasal Spray (Olopatadine 665mcg) 120 Doses/Pack
Also know as Patanase
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Winolap Nasal Spray general information
What is Winolap Nasal Spray used for?
Winolap Nasal Spray is used to treat allergic rhinitis, which is an allergic reaction causing irritation and inflammation of the nasal passages. Allergic rhinitis can be seasonal caused by pollen (hay fever) or perennial caused by allergens such a house dust mites, mould or animal fur. Winolap Nasal Spray acts locally on the nasopharyngeal passages to relieve symptoms including increased mucous production, nasal swelling and congestion, runny, itchy nose and sneezing.
How does Winolap Nasal Spray work?
Winolap Nasal Spray contains olopatadine, which is a potent, fast-acting, long-acting antihistamine that blocks the action of histamine, a chemical released from mast cells, in response to allergens like pollen during an allergic reaction. Histamine binds to the H1 receptor in small blood vessels in the nasal passages causing them to leak, allowing white blood cells and blood proteins into the tissues, causing inflammation, tissue swelling, over production of mucus and irritation. Olopatadine in Winolap Nasal Spray binds to H1 receptors and blocks histamine-mediated actions, as well as acting directly on the mast cells to reduce the amount of histamine released. This dual action of Winolap Nasal Spray reduces nasal symptoms of allergic rhinitis like nasal congestion, runny itchy nose and sneezing.
What does Winolap Nasal Spray contain?
Winolap Nasal Spray contains the active ingredient olopatadine, an antihistamine that is used to treat symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
Treating allergic rhinitis with Winolap Nasal Spray
Winolap Nasal Spray contains olopatadine, a potent, fast-acting, long-acting antihistamine that is used to treat nasal symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Winolap Nasal Spray can be used for seasonal allergic rhinitis caused by allergy to pollen, also known as hay fever, and perennial allergy to year-round allergens such as animal fur, mould and house dust mites. Olopatadine in Winolap Nasal Spray binds to the H1 receptor in small blood vessels and works by blocking histamine mediated allergic responses causing inflammation, tissue swelling, over production of mucus and irritation. It also acts directly on the mast cells to reduce the amount of histamine released. This dual action of Winolap Nasal Spray reduces nasal symptoms of allergic rhinitis like nasal congestion, runny itchy nose and sneezing.
What are the side effects of Winolap Nasal Spray?
The most commonly reported side effects when taking Winolap Nasal Spray include: bitter taste in the mouth, burning in the nose, dry mouth, sore throat, nausea, cough, sneezing, runny nose, nosebleed (epistaxis) and drowsiness, nasal septum perforation.
When should Winolap Nasal Spray not be used?
You should not use Winolap Nasal Spray if you:
- are allergic to olopatadine or any ingredients in Winolap Nasal Spray
- are pregnant or are breastfeeding, without discussion with your doctor
- are taking medicines that interact with Winolap Nasal Spray, including CNS depressants, cimetidine and also alcohol
How should Winolap Nasal Spray be used?
Winolap Nasal Spray is intended for nasal administration only. Shake your Winolap Nasal Spray before use and apply 2 sprays into each nostril twice daily, morning and evening, as instructed by your doctor. Use carefully to avoid perforation of the nasal septum. You should use your Winolap Nasal Spray regularly as directed by your doctor.
How long should you take Winolap Nasal Spray?
You should use your Winolap Nasal Spray regularly as directed by your doctor..
Missed dose of Winolap Nasal Spray
If you miss a dose of Winolap Nasal Spray take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.
How should Winolap Nasal Spray be stored?
You should store your Winolap Nasal Spray below 25°C in a cool dry place.