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Ketotifen Ophthalmic Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 0.025%

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Allergic Conjunctivitis

Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 2 times a day

Comments: May administer eye drops every 8 to 12 hours, but should not administer more than twice a day.

Use: For the treatment of itching related to pollen, ragweed, grass, animal hair and dander.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Allergic Conjunctivitis

Age: 3 years and older
Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) 2 times a day

Comments: May administer eye drops every 8 to 12 hours, but should not administer more than twice a day.

Use: For the treatment of itching related to pollen, ragweed, grass, animal hair and dander.

Renal Dose Adjustments

No adjustment recommended

Liver Dose Adjustments

No adjustment recommended

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 3 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available.

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-For ophthalmic use only
-Remove soft contact lens prior to treatment; may reinsert lenses 10 minutes after eye drop administration.

Storage:
-Do not use if solution changes color or becomes cloudy.
-Replace cap to bottle after each use.

Patient advice:
-Patients should be instructed not to wear a contact lens if eyes are red.
-Patients should be instructed not to touch bottle tip to eyes, hands, or any other surface in order to prevent contamination of the bottle.
-Patients should be instructed to notify their healthcare professional if they experience eye pain, changes in vision, redness of the eye, or if itching does not improve after 72 hours.

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