The recommended dosage of Alaway for treating eye allergy symptoms in adults and children three years old and older is one drop in each affected eye twice daily (every 8 to 12 hours, but no more than twice a day). Dosing guidelines are the same for everyone, regardless of your age or the severity of your symptoms.
There is only one standard recommended dose of Alaway® (ketotifen ophthalmic solution), regardless of the severity of your allergy symptoms or your age. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended Alaway dosage for treating eye allergy symptoms in adults and children three years old and older is one drop in each affected eye twice daily (every 8 to 12 hours, but no more than twice a day).
If you wear contact lenses, you must remove them to use the drops. In order to prevent the lens from absorbing the preservatives in the medication, be sure to wait at least 10 minutes after using the drops before reinserting the lens. Do not wear your contact lenses if your eye is still red.
Considerations for people taking Alaway include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of an eye drop. It is used in each eye twice a day.
- In order to prevent contamination of the drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.