Mechanism of action of Zaditor:
Ketotifen is a non-competitive histamine receptor antagonist and mast cell stabilizer. It functions by inhibiting the release of mediators from cells that are involved in hypersensitivity and allergic reactions. It has also a function of decreasing the chemotaxis and activating eosinophils.
The dosage regimen of Zaditor:
A patient should instill one drop of Zaditor ophthalmic solution to the affected eye(s), usually twice a day, for every 8 to 12 hours. To instill Zaditor eye drops, you should first wash your hands. While instilling the eye drop you should not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface as contamination may occur. At the time of instillation of eye drop, you should tilt your head back and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pocket. Grasp the dropper directly over your eye and instill one drop in the lower eyelid. You should try not to blink and rub your eye.
Contraindications of Zaditor:
If you are allergic or hypersensitive to Ketotifen or any other ingredients present in Zaditor ophthalmic preparation, then you should not use this medication.
Precautions while using Zaditor:
- You should remove your contact lenses before using this medication.
- Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should not pour the medicine into their eyes without consulting the physician.
- The patient should not use any herbal or prescription medicines in concurrent to Zaditor Ophthalmic Solution.
- Do not drive or perform any risk tasks while using this medication.
Side effects of Zaditor:
Some common side effects of Zaditor include a headache, burning, irritation in the eyes, runny nose, bad taste in the mouth, increased sensitivity to light, dry eyes, swelling of the eyes, dizziness, and vision problems.