Zaditor is an antihistamine and a mast cell stabilizer. It functions by stopping the release of certain chemicals from body cells when they have a reaction to an allergen.
It is used to temporarily prevent itchiness in the eye during allergies. It comes in the form of eye drops.
These drops can cause you to experience a gentle stinging sensation in first time users. If this persists, call your doctor immediately.
Do not use the same medication or doses for other eye problems in the future. Consulting your doctor is advised.
Do not take these drops orally. If you or a child have ingested the drops by mouth, call your local poison hotline and emergency medical services immediately.
Never use Zaditor to treat children under the age of 3, as there may be safety issues that arise from this.
If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while on Zaditor drops, make sure you talk to your doctor about it. The effect that it has on unborn children is currently unknown.
This medication has not been found in breast milk up to now, but the full tendency to pass to nursing children is unknown. Talk to a doctor before breastfeeding a baby.
Follow all the instructions your doctor has specified for proper use of the Zaditor drops. For precise dosage, check the label provided or the prescription.
Follow these steps to properly and safely use the Zaditor drops:
1. Wash your hands
2. Tilt your head backwards
3. Pull your lower eyelid outwards using your index finger
4. Squeeze the dispenser gently to drop the Zaditor into the eye
5. Using your index finger, apply pressure to the inside corner of the eye for a couple of minutes
6. Do not blink rapidly right after
7. Use a tissue to wipe off excess
8. Wash your hands
DO NOT touch your eye with your finger or the applicator of the Zaditor dispenser. Do not wear contact lenses or use the medicine to treat contact lens irritation.
Missed doses and overdose
In the event of a missed dose of Zaditor, make sure you take the dose as soon as you realize it has been missed. If it is nearly time for your next dose, ignore the missed one. Do not under any circumstances take extra Zaditor to make up for it.
Some of the most common side effects of Zaditor are:
The more severe reactions your body can have include:
Make sure you contact a medical professional immediately should you experience any side effects.
If you have allergies to the ingredients, do not use the drops. Cease dosage immediately if you feel a rash, hives, swelling or any other allergy symptoms while taking it.
If you are currently on prescription medication, herbal medicine and dietary supplements, or if you have any allergies at all, tell your doctor.
It is possible that certain medications will interact with Zaditor and cause damage to your eyes. Check with your doctor about any and all medicine you are using.