Comparison of the effects of ketotifen fumarate 0.025% and olopatadine HCl 0.1 % ophthalmic solutions in seasonal allergic conjunctivitis: A 30-day, randomized, double-masked, artificial tear substitute-controlled trial
CLINICAL THERAPEUTICS, vol.27, no.9, pp.1392-1402, 2005 (SCI-Expanded)
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Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
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Background: Topical antiallergic agents, such as antihistamines and mast-cell stabilizers, are the main therapeutic options for seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC). Ketotifen fumarate and olopatadine HCl have dual action that offers a combination of these 2 mechanisms. Although clinical studies comparing the efficacy of these 2 drugs have shown that both were effective in the treatment of SAC, the results were contradictory and did not include the effects of these drugs on inflammatory markers.