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A 24-year-old female asked:

Should i use zaditor (ketotifen) if i have dry eyes?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: Zaditor (ketotifen) makes dry eyes worse. Instead use artificial tears. Taking flax seed oil also helps.
Dr. Richard Witlin
LASIK Surgery 47 years experience
Not usually: Zaditor (ketotifen) is approved as an anti-allergy drop, especially to relieve itching. There are other more specific and effective drops for dry eyes, such as artificial tears, and restasis. Consult directly with an eye doctor.
Last updated May 5, 2019


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