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

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: Zaditor (ketotifen) makes dry eyes worse. Instead use artificial tears. Taking flax seed oil also helps.
Dr. Richard Witlin
LASIK Surgery 46 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.

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Last updated May 5, 2019

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