Pataday eye drops. Are they an allergy eye drops?
Not medical advice: Pataday eye drops are designed to treat inflammation of the eye due to allergies. The active ingredient in Pataday is olopatadine hydrochloride in a concentration of 2.22 mg per milliliter of solution. Pataday is produced by Alcon Laboratories, Inc. and is available by prescription only.
Over-the-counter ophthalmic solutions (eye drops) are also available. Bausch & Lomb makes one such example with Opcon-A. It contains the active ingredients naphazoline and pheniramine maleate which are an antihistamine and anti-redness component. Another choice is Zaditor Eye Itch Relief with soothing provided by the inclusion of ketotifen fumarate. Opcon-A and Zaditor Eye Itch Relief were both formerly only available by prescription. Both products claim to be the same ophthalmic solution they were before being available over the counter.
Allergy season can start as early as spring when flora like flowers, weeds and trees come into their post-winter blooming and blossoming.