Generic Name: KETOTIFEN - OPHTHALMIC Pronounced: (KEE-toe-TYE-fen) Zyrtec Itchy Eye Drops Opht Precautions
Before using ketotifen, tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients (such as the preservative benzalkonium chloride in
the multi-dose container), which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
eye problems (e.g., glaucoma)
After you apply this drug, your vision may become
temporarily blurred. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that
requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities
Do not use this medication in children younger than 3
years unless directed by the doctor.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only whe...
First Aid Wash the skin thoroughly with soap and warm water. Because the plant oil enters skin quickly, try to wash it off within 30 minutes. Scrub under the fingernails with a brush to prevent the plant oil from spreading to other parts of the body. Wash clothing and shoes with soap and hot water. The plant oils can linger on them. Immediately bathe animals to remove the oils from their fur. Body heat and sweating can aggravate the itching. Stay cool and apply cool compresses to your skin. Calamine lotion and hydrocortisone cream can be applied to the skin to reduce itching and blistering. Bathing in lukewarm water with an oatmeal bath product, available in drugstores, may soothe itchy skin. Aluminum acetate (Domeboro solution) soaks can help to dry the rash and reduce itching. If creams, lotions, or bathing do not stop the itching, antihistamines may be helpful. In severe cases, especially for a rash around the face or genitals, the health care provider may prescribe steroids, taken by mouth...
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