A 26-year-old male asked:

I have dry eye problem for which i use lubricating drops. i also get eye itching due to allergies. if i will use patanol or zandiator otc antihistamine eye drops ..will those make my underlying dryness in the eyes worse?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
These are only your EYES, Sir. You should ask this question of the Eye Doctor who is taking care of this part of your health. Antihistamines tend to dry secretions, and Dr. Google reports "dry eyes" or "eye dryness" as side effects of both of these medications. Please follow up with your Eye Doctor in order to find a safe solution (no pun intended) for your symptoms.
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