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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Ketotifen (Overview)

Ketotifen is a medication to treat eye itching from allergies.


Dr. Gregory Moneta
18 doctors shared insights

Ketotifen (Overview)

Ketotifen is a medication to treat eye itching from allergies.


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I have had persistant sinus and lung infections all my life, antibiotics would not clear them. Ketotifen clears both infections, what is the cause?

I have had persistant sinus and lung infections all my life, antibiotics would not clear them. Ketotifen clears both infections, what is the cause?

Special Case: You should be evaluated for a mucocilliary dysfunction. There are some genetic disorders that cause patients to have dysfunctional cilia (the tiny structures that clear mucus and other debris from your respiratory tract) also you should be evaluated for asthma and allergies. An experienced allergist office is a good place to start. ...Read more

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Could ketotifen fumarate eye drops 0.025% overdose can cause glaucoma?

Could ketotifen fumarate eye drops 0.025% overdose can cause glaucoma?

No: Ketotifen™ Is an nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication that does not elevate eye pressure, the biggest risk factor for developing glaucoma. ...Read more

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Zaditor (ketotifen) is what?

Zaditor (ketotifen) is what?

Allergy medication: Eye drops available over the counter to treat allergies. ...Read more

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Does ketotifen show up on a drug test?

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Does ketotifen show up on a drug test?

Ketotifen: Nope. Antihistamines do not show on UDS. ...Read more

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Is zaditor (ketotifen) better than opcon?

Zaditor (ketotifen): Zaditor seems to be more effective in my experience. Both of these are less effective than prescription alternatives (pataday, lastacaft, (alcaftadine) etc). ...Read more

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Do I have to use zaditor (ketotifen) daily?

Do I have to use zaditor (ketotifen) daily?

Usually: During the season when you suffer from allergies, using your medications daily will likely be most effective at curbing symptoms. ...Read more

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Please help! what are the side effects of ketotifen?

Please help! what are the side effects of ketotifen?

Per Mayo Clinic:: http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/ketotifen-oral-route/side-effects/drg-20064435

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Is zaditor (ketotifen) better than opcon-a is?

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 choose between each of these. ...Read more