Zaditor ophthalmic solution 0.025%
Name: Zaditor ophthalmic solution 0.025%
- Zaditor ophthalmic solution 0.025% 10 mg
- Zaditor ophthalmic solution 0.025% oral dose
- Zaditor ophthalmic solution 0.025% used to treat
- Zaditor ophthalmic solution 0.025% drug
Indications and Usage
ZADITOR™ (ketotifen fumarate ophthalmic solution) is indicated for the temporary prevention of itching of the eye due to allergic conjunctivitis.
ZADITOR™ is contraindicated in persons with a known hypersensitivity to any component of this product.
Information for patients
To prevent contaminating the dropper tip and solution, care should be taken not to touch the eyelids or surrounding areas with the dropper tip of the bottle. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use. Patients should be advised not to wear a contact lens if their eye is red. ZADITOR™ should not be used to treat contact lens related irritation. The preservative in ZADITOR™, benzalkonium chloride, may be absorbed by soft contact lenses. Patients who wear soft contact lenses and whose eyes are not red, should be instructed to wait at least ten minutes after instilling ZADITOR™ before they insert their contact lenses.
Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility Ketotifen fumarate was determined to be non-mutagenic in a battery of in vitro and in vivo mutagenicity assays including: Ames test, in vitro chromosomal aberration test with V79 Chinese hamster cells, in vivo micronucleus assay in mouse, and mouse dominant lethal test.
Treatment of male rats with oral doses of ketotifen >/= 10 mg/kg/day orally [6,667 times the maximum recommended human ocular dose of 0.0015 mg/kg/day on a mg/kg basis (MRHOD)] for 70 days prior to mating resulted in mortality and a decrease in fertility. Treatment with ketotifen did not impair fertility in female rats receiving up to 50 mg/kg/day of ketotifen orally (33,333 times the MRHOD) for 15 days prior to mating.
Pregnancy: Pregnancy Category C
Oral treatment of pregnant rabbits during organogenesis with 45 mg/kg/day of ketotifen (30,000 times the MRHOD) resulted in an increased incidence of retarded ossification of the sternebrae. However, no effects were observed in rabbits treated with up to 15 mg/kg/day (10,000 times the MRHOD). Similar treatment of rats during organogenesis with 100 mg/kg/day of ketotifen (66,667 times the MRHOD) did not reveal any biologically relevant effects.
Oral treatment of pregnant rats (up to 100 mg/kg/day or 66,667 times the MRHOD) and rabbits (up to 45 mg/kg/day or 30,000 times the MRHOD) during organogenesis did not result in any biologically relevant embryofetal toxicity. In the offspring of the rats that received ketotifen orally from day 15 of pregnancy to day 21 post partum at 50 mg/kg/day (33,333 times the MRHOD), a maternally toxic treatment protocol, the incidence of postnatal mortality was slightly increased, and body weight gain during the first four days post partum was slightly decreased.
Ketotifen fumarate has been identified in breast milk in rats following oral administration. It is not known whether topical ocular administration could result in sufficient systemic absorption to produce detectable quantities in breast milk. Nevertheless, caution should be exercised when ketotifen fumarate is administered to a nursing mother.
Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients below the age of 3 years have not been established.
Dosage and Administration
The recommended dose is one drop in the affected eye(s) twice daily, every 8 to 12 hours.
ZADITOR 5 mL........................................ NDC 58768-102-05
is supplied in a white Polypropylene (PP) 7.5 cc container with a PP dropper tip and closure.
ZADITOR 1 mL........................................ NDC 58768-102-99
is supplied in a white Low Density Polypropylene (LDPE) 3.0 cc container with a LDPE dropper tip and PP closure.
Store at 4°-25°C (39°-77°F)
Made in Canada by CIBA Vision Sterile Mfg.
for Novartis Ophthalmics
Duluth, GA 30097
I6137-E October, 2002
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