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Zaditor
(Ketotifen)

Formulation : Eye Drops

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Zaditor /Ketotifen used for?

Zaditor eye drops blocks the release of chemicals from cells that cause allergic reaction, preventing the itching of the eyes resulting from allergies.

How should Zaditor /Ketotifen be stored?

Keep at room temperature and protect from heat, moisture, and light.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Zaditor/Ketotifen ?

Always follow your doctor’s directions when taking this medication. Wash your hands thoroughly before using Zaditor eye drops. Pull the lower eyelid away from the eye, forming a pouch. Drop the medication into the pouch and gently close your eye. Immediately use your finger to put light pressure on the inside corner of your eye for 1-2 minutes to prevent drainage. Remove any excess medicine around your eye that may have spilled. Wash your hands thoroughly after taking the medication. Do not allow the dropper to make contact with any surface, including your eye.

When should Zaditor /Ketotifen not be taken?

Avoid the use of Zaditor eye drops if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the medication.

What precautions should I follow when taking Zaditor /Ketotifen ?

Do not wear contact lenses while taking Zaditor. Let you doctor know of any other prescription or non-prescription medications, herbal preparations, or dietary supplements you are taking. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast-feeding so you may discuss the risks and benefits of taking Zaditor eye drops. Zaditor may cause mild stinging in the eye when you first put the medication in however, if this stinging continues contact your doctor. Do not swallow Zaditor. Children under the age of 3 should not use Zaditor eye drops.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Zaditor /Ketotifen ?

Do not use Zaditor Drops for future eye problems without first checking with your doctor. Do not use Zaditor to treat irritation cause by contact lenses. Remove contact lenses before taking Zaditor. Soft contact lenses may be placed back in the eye 10 minutes after taking the medication.

When should Zaditor /Ketotifen not be taken?

Serious side effects may include: allergic reaction; eye pain or swelling; or trouble breathing.

Less severe side effects may include: burning; dry eyes; eye discharge; flu-like symptoms; headache; infection of the mucous membrane around the eye; inflammation of the cornea; itching; nasal congestion; red eyes; runny nose; sensitivity to light; sore t

Other: None.

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