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Brand Name: Zaditor®
Active Ingredient:   ketotifen fumarate
Strength(s): 0.025%
Dosage Form(s):   Ophthalmic solution
Company Name:    Ciba Vision, A Novartis Company
Availability:         Prescription only
*Date Approved by the FDA:   July 7, 1999
*Approval by FDA does not mean that the drug is available to consumers at this time.

What is Zaditor used for?

Zaditor is used for the temporary prevention of itching of the eye caused by allergies. Zaditor should not be used to treat eye irritations related to contact lenses.

General Precautions with Zaditor:

  • You should not wear contact lenses if your eyes are red.
    • If you wear soft contact lenses and your eyes are not red, remove the lenses before using Zaditor. Wait at least 10 minutes after using Zaditor before putting in your contact lenses, because Zaditor contains a preservative that may be absorbed by the lens.

    What are some possible side effects of Zaditor? (This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Zaditor. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)  

    The side effects of Zaditor are generally mild. Some possible side effects are:

    • Redness
    • Headache
    • Runny nose
    • Temporary burning or stinging of the eye

    For more detailed information about Zaditor, ask your health care provider.    Link to Zaditor's Labeling 

    Posted 09/27/99
    Revised 7/11/01


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