Allelock OD tablets 5 mg for allergy treatment (pollinosis, olopatadine hydrochloride, Opatanol)
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General information on Japanese Allelock OD tablets 5 mg for allergy treatment (pollinosis, olopatadine hydrochloride, Opatanol)
Package details: 100 tablets
Manufacturer: Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd., Japan
Active ingredient: olopatadine hydrochloride (chemical formula C21H24ClNO3)
Medical effect: Allelock OD tablets are effective for treatment of the following diseases and conditions:
- allergic rhinitis,
- itch associated with skin diseases,
- histamine-induced pain,
- itching of mucous membranes.
Contraindications and precautions: do not use for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Do not use for patients with renal disorder or hepatic disorder.
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop taking the medicine and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication, please consult with your doctor before use.
As this medicine may cause sleepiness, be careful when operating in potentially hazardous activities such as driving a car. If this medicine is taken for treatment of pollinosis, the patient needs to take the medicine until the pollen season ends.
Dosage and administration of Allelock OD tablets 5 mg from Japan for allergy treatment
For adults: Take 1 tablet (5 mg of the active ingredient) at a time 2 times a day, in the morning and before bedtime. The consulting doctor may increase or decrease the dosage according to age and symptoms.
For children of 7 years and above: take 1 tablet (5 mg) at a time, twice daily, in the morning and before bedtime.
The medicine can be taken in 2 ways: either take it with water, or take it without water, crushing the medicine with the tongue and subsequently swallowing it with saliva.
How effective are Allelock OD tablets 5 mg from Japan for allergy treatment?
Allelock OD tablets contain 5 mg of olopatadine hydrochloride, the hydrochloride salt form of olopatadine, a dual action selective histamine H1 receptor antagonist and mast cell stabilizer with anti-allergic activity. It works by stabilizing mast cells and preventing histamine release from mast cells. Also, Allelock OD tablets block histamine H1 receptors, thereby preventing histamine from binding to these receptors.
Who should take Allelock OD tablets 5 mg from Japan?
Allelock tablets prevent the effects of histamine on capillaries, bronchial smooth muscle, and gastrointestinal smooth muscle, including histamine-induced vasodilation, increased capillary permeability, bronchoconstriction, and spasmodic contraction of gastrointestinal smooth muscle. As the result, this medicine is effective for the treatment of histamine-induced pain, itching of mucous membranes, itch associated with skin diseases, allergic rhinitis and hives. Studies did not report any significant side effects of this medicine (H. Yamamoto, T. Yamada et al. “Efficacy of oral olopatadine hydrochloride for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study”. Allergy and asthma proceedings, 2010, July-August; 31(4): 296-303).