Zaditor

(ketotifen)

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Relieves itchy eyes due to allergies.

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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.

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Quick facts about Zaditor
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Over-the-counter
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ketotifen)

Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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.
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How it works

Zaditor (ketotifen) is an antihistamine and mast cell stabilizer. It stops your body from reacting to substances that irritate the eye.

Quick facts about Zaditor
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Rx status: Over-the-counter
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (ketotifen)

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Dosage forms

  • Eye drops
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What to expect when you take Zaditor (ketotifen) for Allergy-related itchy eyes

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  • Possible side effects
  • Headache
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye stinging
  • Pink eye
  • Eye pain
  • Stuffy nose
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Risks and Warnings for Zaditor (ketotifen)

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  • Don't use Zaditor (ketotifen) if you are sensitive or allergic to one or more of the ingredients in the product. Read the ingredients label carefully.