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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Allergy medication: Eye drops available over the counter to treat allergies.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Zaditor (ketotifen): Zaditor seems to be more effective in my experience. Both of these are less effective than prescription alternatives (pataday, lastacaft, (alcaftadin ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Usually: During the season when you suffer from allergies, using your medications daily will likely be most effective at curbing symptoms.
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A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Both are the same: active ingredient, ketotifen, choose whatever you like, however if it is doesn't work, you need to follow up with your doctor or ophthalmologist, good ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Its an effective antihistamine eye drop . It does a good job when perscribed for the apropiate pt.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
46 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: "pink eye" most often means conjunctivitis caused by infection. Zaditor (ketotifen) is an over the counter (otc) allergy drop, so it will make a "pink ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Equivalent: Both of these are anti-allergic drops which due to a terrific safety profile, have been released for over the counter distribution. There is little to ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Fagman
47 years experience in Ophthalmology
Usually not: The zaditor (ketotifen) is an allergy eyedrop and will only be effective if the "pink eye" is due to allergy. If it is due to an infection caused by a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rizen
19 years experience in Ophthalmology
Zaditor (ketotifen) and acular: Zaditor (ketotifen) is an over the counter drop used twice daily for allergic conjunctivitis. Acular (ketorolac) is a prescription NSAID eye drop whi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops contain an antihistamine. There are no steroids in this brand of eye drops.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not many: Any eye drop can have side effects, although patenol is usually very well tolerated. Some expected side effects might be stinging or burning feeling w ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Ketotifen Ophthalmic: Alaway® or Zaditor®
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
27 years experience in Ophthalmology
Eyedrops: It is not unusual to feel eye drops at the back of your throat. The next time you use the drops block the tear duct in the corner of your lower eyeli ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: They contain ketotifen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, in the same class as ibuprofen and aspirin.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience in Retinal Surgery
No: Pataday is an eyedrop to treat allergic conjunctivitis. Pink eye and allergic conjunctivitis can look the same, the main difference is that the aller ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Both work: These are both ocular antihistamines and work well to treat the symptoms of allergy eyes. There is very little data to suggest that any one ocular ant ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Stronger eyedrops: You may need a stronger drop, maybe even a mild steroid, if this is allergies. It may also be blepharitis, which involves the eyelids and lashes. Chec ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
46 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: There are over the counter allergy drops and prescription ones as well! all work well to reduce or eliminate the four cardinal signs of ocular allergy ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Corticosteroids are not direct vasoconstrictors. They act by reducing the number and type of inflammatory cells that are present in the eye. It is t ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
More info: Patanol (olopatadine) is a drop for allergies, but falcon is drop manufacturer (the generic drops produced by alcon). What type of falcon drops are t ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
God knows: Go to the store and check the prices.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Cortisone is available over the counter as a topical skin cream not for use in the eyes. Visine comes in various forms with some vasoconstrictors and ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
46 years experience in Ophthalmology
Nope: Tropicamide, also known as mydriacyl, (tropicamide) is one of several drops used to dilate the pupil during an eye exam. As such, there is no over-the ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Unlikely: Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition of the eyelids in the same family as dandruff or seborrhea. It responds to topical heat, antibtiotics and me ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Adler
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes and no: Zaditor (ketotifen) is a topical antihistamine drop. Antihistamines stop itching but also causes drying which wiuld make eyes more sedative. Use artif ... Read More
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