Compare Astepro vs. Zaditor
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Astepro (azelastine) is an antihistamine nasal spray that can help with allergy or nasal symptoms.
Zaditor (ketotifen) is the first-choice OTC treatment for allergy-related itchy eyes, but it doesn't treat infections and may not help for more serious allergies.
- Astepro (azelastine) is good for relieving nasal symptoms during allergy season.
- Since Astepro (azelastine) goes in the nose, it's unlikely you'll get side effects anywhere else in your body.
- Astepro (azelastine) works faster than steroid nasal sprays and can be used as needed.
- People usually tolerate Astepro (azelastine) well since there are few side effects.
- Works within minutes to relieve itchy eyes.
- Available to buy over-the-counter, which makes it cheaper.
- Can use in children age 3 or older.
- Unlike pills which can affect your whole body, Zaditor (ketotifen) only affects your eyes, which means it has less side effects than anti-allergy pills.
- Astepro (azelastine) has 200 sprays, but no counter to help keep track of sprays.
- It can cause a bitter taste in your mouth.
- Can only use Zaditor (ketotifen) for a short period of time.
- Administering the medication into the eye safely may be more difficult for some people than taking anti-allergy pills.
- Allergy-related itchy eyes
- Seasonal allergies
- Nasal spray
- Eye drops
- Bitter Taste8%
- Nose discomfort4%
- Difficulty concentrating
- Taking with alcohol
- Taking other medicines that make you less alert
- Allergy to ingredients
- Risk for eye infection
- Not to be used with contact lenses
- Those who wear soft contact lenses