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Does zaditor (ketotifen) drops help with "pink eye"?

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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
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Dr. Glenn Pomerance
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

"pink eye" most often means conjunctivitis caused by infection.
Zaditor (ketotifen) is an over the counter (otc) allergy drop, so it will make a "pink" eye from allergy better! it will have no effect, however, on an infected eye! red, inflamed eyes can result from many causes (including some that are sight threatening) so it is wise to obtain your diagnosis from an eyemd before initiating self treatment.

In brief: No

"pink eye" most often means conjunctivitis caused by infection.
Zaditor (ketotifen) is an over the counter (otc) allergy drop, so it will make a "pink" eye from allergy better! it will have no effect, however, on an infected eye! red, inflamed eyes can result from many causes (including some that are sight threatening) so it is wise to obtain your diagnosis from an eyemd before initiating self treatment.
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
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