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Generic Name: KETOTIFEN - OPHTHALMIC Pronounced: (KEE-toe-TYE-fen) Itchy Eye 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 when
The middle joint of the toe is bent. The end part of the toe bends down into a claw-like deformity. At first, you may be able to move and straighten the toe. Over time, you will no longer be able to move the toe.
A corn often forms on the top of the toe. A callus is found on the sole of the foot.
Walking or wearing shoes can be painful.
Signs and tests
A physical examination of the foot confirms that you have hammer toe. The health care provider may find decreased and painful movement in the toes.
When my hands and feet started hurting about a year after I finished chemo, my oncologist said I had, " Taxol toes ." She went on to explain that a more accurate term is peripheral neuropathy, which means nerve damage in the extremities--hands and feet.
My hands and feet felt like they were asleep. I frequently dropped things, and I had trouble walking on uneven terrain and steps because I wasn't getting accurate information from my nerves. For some people neuropathy can be severe enough that they have to go on disability.
If you are going to be taking a taxane chemo drug like Taxol or Taxotere , you should ask your oncologist about possible precautions to reduce the chances of getting peripheral neuropathy.
The Mayo Clinic suggests eating a diet rich in Vitamin B-12 foods like meats, fish, eggs, and fortified cereals. Some oncologists prescribe B vitamins, but be sure to talk to your oncologist before taking any supplements because sometimes they can interfere ...
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