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Ketotifen

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Structure

- 0.5 mg - Ketotifen;
- 0.05 mg - Benzalkonium chloride USP;

Indications

Ketotifen eye drops are indicated for the treatment of:
- Giant papillary;
- Conjunctivitis;
- Atopic conjunctivitis;
- Allergic conjunctivitis;

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to any component of Ketotifen eye drops. In patients with hypersensitive skin, eyelid inflammation, eyelid dermatitis and soreness of the cornea.

Pregnancy

In animal studies high oral doses of Ketotifen eye drops resulted in an increased incidence of postnatal mortality, there was also increased incidence of retarded ossification of the sternal vertebrae.
There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Ketotifen eye drops should be prescribed during pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the foetus. Ketotifen eye drops have been identified in breast milk in rats following oral administration. Ketotifen eye drops are not known whether topical ocular administration could result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce detectable quantities in breast milk. Nevertheless, caution should be exercised when Ketotifen eye drops are administered to a nursing mother.

Side Effects


- Rhinitis;
- Headaches;
- Conjunctival irritation;

The occurrence of these side effects is generally mild. Some of these events are similar to the underlying ocular disease being studied.
The following ocular avid non-ocular adverse reactions have been reported with a lesser incidence than the former:

Ocular:
- Photophobia and rash;
- Mydriasis;
- Lacrimation disorder;
- Keratitis;
- Itching;
- Eyelid disorder;
- Dry eyes;
- Discharge;
- Conjunctivitis;
- Burning or stinging;
- Allergic reactions;

Non-Ocular:
- Pharyngitis;
- Flu syndrome;

Overdosage

Oral ingestion of the contents of a 5 ml bottle would be equivalent to 1.725 mg of Ketotifen eye drops. Clinical results have shown no serious signs or symptoms after the ingestion of upto 20 mg of Ketotifen eye drops.

Dosage

Ketotifen eye drops recommended dose is 1-2 drops in the affected eye(s) every 6 hours.

Form

Ketotifen eye drops are available in 5 ml plastic dropper bottles.

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