), California--February 3, 2014, press release from the County of Shasta District Attorney's office announcing that it and several other California counties reached a settlement with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, which required Novartis to pay $225,000 in civil penalties and costs related to alleged misleading and unlawful packaging of its eye drop product Zaditor
Ketotifen fumarate (Zaditor
) is an available over-the-counter treatment option, but olopatadine HC1 (Pataday) is the most popular prescription written by pediatricians.
Other second-generation antihistamines are azelastine (Astepro) and ketotifen (Zaditor
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Then they gave some of the mice two antihistamines, one called ketotifen fumarate, sold by Novartis AG under the brand name Zaditor
and generically available cromolyn.
For further analysis, Shi and colleagues took a group of obese and diabetic mice and, for a period of two months, treated them with over-the-counter allergy drugs ketotifen fumarate (also called Zaditor
) or cromolyn.
Over-the-counter drops such as Zaditor
offer good relief for allergy-related pink eyes.
OTC Help for Eye Allergies: Zaditor
(Novartis Pharmaceuticals) and Alaway (Alimera Sciences) are now available without a prescription to treat itchy eyes due to allergies.
Recent research shows that allergy sufferers and their physicians give high marks to Zaditor
, a treatment for itchy eyes associated with hay fever.
(-0.9%) LEADING BRANDS ** Market Dollar Dollar share sales sales (000) % change Private Label 17.9% $29,000 + 3.0% Alcon Systane Ultra 5.6% 9,099 + 4.7% Alcon Systane 4.8% 7,769 + 2.7% Alcon Zaditor
4.0% 6,489 - 11.5% Bausch + Lomb Biotrue 3.6% 5,769 + 4.3% Alcon Opti Free Pure Moist 3.5% 5,710 + 7.2% Allergan Refresh Optive 3.4% 5,431 + 25.3% Alcon Opti Free Replenish 3.0% 4,788 - 15.2% Similasan 2.6% 4,149 + 4.2% Thera Tears 2.56% 4,070 + 45.4% TOTAL UNIT SALES * 53.0 mil.
addresses the needs of consumers whose eyes are itchy due to allergies with its Zaditor
Eye Drops, billed as the first nonprescription eye drop that is strong enough to provide relief for up to 12 hours with just one drop.
(-0.2%) LEADING BRANDS ** Market Dollar sales share (000) Private Label 18.0% $26,749 Alcon Systane Ultra 5.6% 8,388 Alcon Systane 4.8% 7,130 Bausch + Lomb Biotrue 4.0% 5,922 Alcon Opti Free Pure Moist 3.8 % 5,705 Alcon Opti Free Replenish 3.8% 5,596 Allergan Refresh Optive 3.0% 4,436 Allergan Refresh Tears 2.7% 3,998 Alcon Zaditor
2.5% 3,722 Ciba Vision Clear Care 2.5% 3,675 TOTAL UNIT SALES * 53.0 mil.