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Zaditor Vs Patanol
What's the diffrence between patanol and zaditor (ketotifen)? My 4yrold son has problems with eyes matting shut and his dr said allergies. What can I do or buy
VernalConjunctivitis: Regarding Patanol vs. Zaditor, (ketotifen) look at: http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/489382 under the care of an ophthalmologist, steroid drops may be effective, though an ophthalmologist should verify the diagnosis in a toddler, since a "shield ulcer" can interfere with visual function. Another consideration is a low-grade bacterial conjunctivitis, so visit an ophthalmologist trusted by your pediatrician.
I was told to use Zaditor or Alaway, is one better than the other? I see Alaway is a little cheaper, but I want the best one. What would you suggest?
Both are the same: Active ingredient, ketotifen, choose whatever you like, however if it is doesn't work, you need to follow up with your doctor or ophthalmologist, good luck
Zaditor (ketotifen) and acular: Zaditor (ketotifen) is an over the counter drop used twice daily for allergic conjunctivitis. Acular (ketorolac) is a prescription NSAID eye drop which can also be used for allergy but is often used for eye inflammation and pain following surgery such as cataract surgery or prk.
Patanol (olopatadine): Any time your medicine aggravates the condition for which it was prescribed - stop taking it immediately and contact the doctor who prescribed it. Most meds are safe most of the time but not always. Do not be shy about reporting your concerns.
Treats allergy: Patanol is an eyedrop used for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis. some patients may experience irritation when taking it if they are sensitive to some of the preservatives. In general it is a safe and effective treatment for allergy in the eye. If you are experiencing specific symptoms with this medication, then I suggest that you ask about this specifically.
Its itchy & swelling. I have patanol (olopatadine) eyedrops. Should I try them to ease the itchiness?
Not the best choice: Patenol is a terrific drop for allergy symptoms, primarily tearing and itchy eyes. Dry eye is better treated, at least initially, with otc drops like systane, optive, genteal, soothe, or tears naturale (artificial tears). If using these otc drops three or more times daily, best to see an eye md for accurate diagnosis and treatment, possibly the rx drop restasis, or tear drainage duct plugs.See 1 more doctor answer
Dry eyes!: Patanol (olopatadine) can sometimes help dry eyes, but it is intended for itch and allergies. Start with artificial tears routinely (one drop 4 times a day every day), oral omega-3's, and warm compresses. Next, medicated drops (restasis, mild steroid drops, NSAID drops) or punctal occlusion may be helpful.See 1 more doctor answer