NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICAL .
This medication is used to treat itching of the eyes caused by allergies (allergic conjunctivitis).
Ketotifen (0.025%) (Antihistamine).
Benzalkonium Chloride (0.01%), Glycerol, Sodium Hydroxide (and/or), Hydrochloric Acid, Purified Water.
Adults and children 3 years of age and older: Put 1 drop in the affected eye(s) twice daily, every 8-12 hours, no more than twice per day.
Children under 3 years of age: consult a doctor
Only for use in the eye. Store between 4 - 25 C (39 - 77 F) Do not use if seal on bottle is missing or broken.
Apply one drop to the eye(s), as directed by your doctor. To apply eye drops, wash hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. Tilt your head back, gaze upward and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Place dropper directly over eye and administer the prescribed number of drops. Look downward and gently close your eye for 1 to 2 minutes. Place one finger at the corner of the eye near the nose and apply gentle pressure. This will prevent the medication from draining away from the eye. Try not to blink and do not rub the eye. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace cap after use. If you are using another kind of eye drop, wait at least five minutes before applying other medications. Administer eye drops before eye ointments, to allow the eye drops to enter the eye. For best results, this medication must be used routinely as directed. Continue using it for the full time prescribed. Remove contact lenses before applying the eye drops. Wait at least 10 minutes after using this medication before ing contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses, consult your doctor about the use of contact lenses when the eyes are red or irritated.
Headache, runny nose, eye redness or discharge may occur. If these persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these unlikely but serious side effects: burning or stinging of the eye, dry eyes, eye pain, vision problems. Allergic reactions to this drug are unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if they occur. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, increased itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing.
Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: allergies, eye problems (e.g., glaucoma). This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Do not share this medication with others. It may harm someone. If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up. Store at room temperature between 39 and 77 degrees F (4 to 25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your
healthcare professional before taking the product.
Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially of: other eye medications.
Do not use if solution changes color or becomes cloudy, if you are sensitive to any ingredient in this product or to treat contact lens related irritation. When using this product do not touch tip of container to any surface to avoid contamination, remove contact lenses before use, wait at least 10 minutes before reing contact lenses after use, replace cap after each use.
Stop use and ask a doctor if you experience any of the following: eye pain, changes in vision, redness of the eye, or itching worsens or lasts fro more than 72 hours.
Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.