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Ophthalmic Antihistamines

DrugOphthalmic Antihistamines

February 2016

Therapeutic area - Allergy

Preferred Nonpreferred
Alaway OTC (ketotifen 0.03%)
ketotifen 0.03% OTC
Patanol (olopatadine 0.1%)
Pataday (olopatadine 0.2%)
Pazeo (olopatadine 0.7%)
Bepreve (bepotastine 1.5%)
Elestat (epinastine 0.05%)
epinastine 0.05%
Emadine (emedastine 0.05%)
Lastacaft (alcaftadine 0.25%)
olopatadine 0.1%
Optivar (azelastine 0.05%)
azelastine 0.05%
Zaditor OTC (ketotifen 0.035%)

Zaditor Rx (ketotifen) no longer marketed

Approval criteria for nonpreferred ophthalmic antihistamines

Patient must have demonstrated intolerance or failure to at least two preferred ophthalmic antihistamines.


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