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Brand name: Zaditen

Zaditen is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ketotifen. On this page you will find out more about Zaditen, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: ketotifen

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Zaditen 0.025% eye drops solution, 2.5 mL

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

The symptomatic short term treatment of seasonal allergic conjuctivitis in adults and children 3 years or older.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, colourless to faintly yellow solution.
Dosage Form Eye Drops, solution
Route of administration Ophthalmic
Medicine schedule
1 x 2.5mL: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
1 x 5mL: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)

There are 2 types of pack available. You'll need to identify which type of pack you have in order to use this information.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 18 Months
Pack type 2
Pack type 2
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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Zaditen | myVMC

Zaditen (ketotifen) eye drops are used for the short term relief of allergic conjunctivitis symptoms in adults and children aged over three years.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Zaditen Eye drops - myDr.com.au

Zaditen Eye drops - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Hayfever or Seasonal Rhinitis | myVMC

Seasonal rhinitis or hay fever is an exaggerated response to an allergen (e.g. pollen) which causes inflammation of the nose, itchy eyes and sneezing.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Perennial Allergic Rhinitis | myVMC

Allergic rhinitis is an allergic disease which affects many people worldwide

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Simple Allergic Conjunctivitis (Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis (SAC); Perennial Allergic Conjunctivitis (PAC)) | myVMC

Simple allergic conjunctivitis includes seasonal (triggered by allergens like pollen) and perennial (triggered by allergens like dust mites or animal hair).

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Hay fever treatments - myDr.com.au

Antihistamines work fast and are good at treating mild symptoms of hay fever, such as sneezing and runny nose, whereas corticosteroid nasal sprays may take several days to work.

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