Zaditor Warnings and Precautions

In order to help minimize risks while using Zaditor, warnings and precautions for the medication should be reviewed. It is important to make sure you know exactly how to use Zaditor; you should not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface (including the surface of the eye), and you should not use the solution if it becomes cloudy or changes color.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Zaditor?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Zaditor® (ketotifen ophthalmic solution) if you:
  • Have any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Specific Precautions and Warnings for Zaditor

Warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking Zaditor include the following:
  • Do not use this product to treat contact lens irritation.
  • Do not use Zaditor if the solution becomes cloudy or changes color.
  • It is unknown if Zaditor passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to using the drug (see Zaditor and Breastfeeding).
  • Zaditor is considered a pregnancy Category C medication. This means that it might be unsafe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are not currently known (see Zaditor and Pregnancy).
  • 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.
  • If you wear contact lenses, you must remove them to use the drops. In order to prevent the lens from absorbing the preservative in the medication, be sure to wait 10 minutes after using the drops before reinserting the lens. Do not wear your contact lenses if your eye is still red
  • Zaditor is approved for use only as an eyedrop. It should not be taken by mouth or by injection.
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