Claritin Eye Information
An antihistamine eye drop, Claritin® Eye (ketotifen ophthalmic solution) is used to treat eye itchiness due to pollen, grass, or other allergies. The eye drop works by blocking a certain type of histamine receptor in the body. It is used in each affected eye twice a day, with 8 to 12 hours between doses. The medicine is available without a prescription.
It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the safety information for Claritin Eye before using beginning treatment. Possible side effects include runny nose, headaches, and eye redness; however, most people tolerate it quite well. Before using this medication, tell your healthcare provider if you have any allergies (including to preservatives or dyes), or if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or thinking of becoming pregnant.
(For more detailed information, click Claritin Eye. Topics covered in this overview include who makes this product, safety issues to be aware of before using it, how to store it, and more.)