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A 31-year-old member asked:

Do zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops help with "pink eye"?

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Dr. William Fagman
Ophthalmology 48 years experience
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 bacteria or virus, the zaditor (ketotifen) will have no effect.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Does zaditor (ketotifen) drops help with "pink eye"?

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Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
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" eye from allergy better! it will have no effect, however, on an infected eye! red, inflamed eyes can result from many causes (including some that are sight threatening) so it is wise to obtain your diagnosis from an eyemd before initiating self treatment.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are eye drops should I get for pink eye?

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Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 9 years experience
How bad?: Mild cases need only lubricating dops do not use the "take the red out" variety. More severe infections may benefit from antibiotic and or steroid drops.

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Last updated Jan 28, 2020

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