Generic Name: ketotifen, Ophthalmic Solution

Generic Name:

ketotifen, Ophthalmic Solution

Alaway,Children's Alaway,Claritin Eye,Eye Itch Relief,Itchy Eye,Zaditor,Zyrtec Itchy Eye

All Brands

  • Alaway
  • Children's Alaway
  • Claritin Eye
  • Eye Itch Relief
  • Itchy Eye
  • Zaditor
  • Zyrtec Itchy Eye
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Highlights for ketotifen

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KETOTIFEN (kee toe TYE fen) eye drops are used in the eye to prevent itching that is caused by allergies.
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
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Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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ketotifen Side Effects

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • skin rash, hives, or itching
  • swelling of the lips, tongue or face

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • burning, discomfort, stinging, or tearing immediately after use
  • eyelid swelling or eye dryness
  • headache
  • sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
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ketotifen May Interact with Other Medications

Ophthalmic Solution

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other eye products without telling your doctor or health care professional.

Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use ketotifen

Ophthalmic Solution

This medicine is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Tilt the head back slightly and pull down the lower eyelid with the index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye, fingertips, or any other surface. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the pouch. Close the eye gently to spread the drops. Your vision may blur for a few minutes. Use your doses at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. If you use other eye medicines, they should be used at least 10 minutes before or after this medicine. Eye ointments should be applied last.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 3 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • wear contact lenses
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to ketotifen, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to improve in 2 or 3 days.

Report any serious side effects promptly. Stop using this medicine if your eyes get swollen, painful, or have a discharge, and see your doctor or health care professional as soon as you can.

Contact lenses may be inserted 10 minutes after putting the medicine in the eye. Do not wear contact lenses if your eyes are red. You should not use this medicine to treat irritation that is caused by contact lenses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store between 4 and 25 degrees C (39 and 77 degrees F). Do not freeze. Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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How Much Does ketotifen Cost?

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