Zaditor

Generic Name: Ketotifen

  • What is this medication?

    Zaditor is an antihistamine that is intended to temporarily relieve eye itching related to animal hair and dander, grass, pollen, and ragweed.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Zaditor?

    For external use only. Use this product only in your eyes. Do not use this product to treat irritation related to contact lenses. Also do not use it if you are sensitive to any ingredients in the product. Do not use the product if the solution has changed color or become cloudy.

    Remove contact lenses before using this product, and wait at least 10 minutes after use before reinserting them. Do not touch the tip of the container to any surface to avoid contamination. Replace the cap after each use.

    Stop using the product and ask a doctor if you have eye pain or redness, changes in your vision, or itching that grows worse or lasts for more than 72 hours.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In it is swallowed, get medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Zaditor?

    Talk to your doctor if you have any health concerns that could lead to unwanted side effects related to this product.
  • What are the possible side effects of Zaditor?

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
  • What should I avoid while taking Zaditor?

    Do not use this product while wearing contact lenses. Do not allow the tip of the container to touch any surface.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Zaditor?

    If Zaditor is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Zaditor with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Zaditor?

    Adults and children 3 years: Put 1 drop in the affected eye or eyes twice daily every 8 to 12 hours. Do not use the product more than twice daily.

    Children <3 years: Ask a doctor.

  • How should I store Zaditor?

    Store Zaditor at room temperature.

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