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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. ...Read more
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
A few minutes: Patanol (olopatadine) is a fast acting medication that take effect rapidly. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: Patentol, and the class of medications used for allergy treatment called mast cell stabilzers, are generally thought to be safe for ongoing use. Typically, Pataday is used once daily, and Patanol (olopatadine) twice daily, as needed, for allergic symptoms like itchy and watery eyes. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 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. ...Read more
Its itchy & swelling. I have patanol (olopatadine) eyedrops. Should I try them to ease the itchiness?
Yes: Patanol (olopatadine) is an anti-histamine eye drop that reduces allergy symptoms in the eye. Other treatments: avoid the cause (if possible), anti-histamine pills and allergy shots if it is extreme. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Is it safe to take both viagmox (for pinkeye) and patanol (olopatadine) (for allergies) simultaneously?
Yes.: Yes. It is not a problem to use this two medication simultaneously if needed. ...Read more
I been suffered perennial allergies since 8 years ago and till now. Does both alcon patanol (olopatadine) and flarex can help to recovery.?
See below: Patanol, (olopatadine) made by Alcon, is an eye drop with anti-histamine & anti-cholinergic activity :good for allergies. Flarex is a steroid eye drop. I'm not an eye doctor, but my belief is that, while both are effective for perennial allergies, the former is safe while the latter is not. You can develop an eye infection which can be devastating and mask the signs with Flarex. How about cetirizine pills? ...Read more
What should I do if I have been prescribed patanol (olopatadine) for allergies, when I put the drops in, it burns my eyes. Is that normal?
No: Patanol (olopatadine) is usually a very comfortable drop with instillation. You may have a bad bottle or something else wrong with your eye. ...Read more
Not many: Any eye drop can have side effects, although patenol is usually very well tolerated. Some expected side effects might be stinging or burning feeling when used, possible mildly blurred vision, redness of the eyes after use. These are all fairly rare with patenol, in my experience. ...Read more
Maybe: In reality "pink eye" can have a lot of causes but usually refers to conjunctivitis. There are different types of conjunctivitis. The most common would be viral, bacterial and allergic. Zaditor (ketotifen) will help most with allergic conjunctivitis usually from seasonal allergies. ...Read more
Patanol (olopatadine): Not much, except possible irritation or itching due to allergy to a component in the drop. ...Read more