The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Alaway® Preservative Free (ketotifen fumarate ophthalmic solution, 0.035%; Bausch + Lomb and Eton Pharmaceuticals), an over-the-counter antihistamine eye drop for the temporary relief of itchy eyes due to pollen, ragweed, grass, animal hair and dander in individuals 3 years of age and older.

The new formulation does not contain benzalkonium chloride and is therefore expected to be less irritating to those who tend to have reactions to this preservative. The treatment provides eye itch symptom relief for up to 12 hours with 1 dose.

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Alaway Preservative Free is anticipated to launch in the Spring of 2021.

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FDA approves Bausch + Lomb Alaway® Preservative Free (ketotifen fumarate) Ophthalmic Solution, 0.035%.–lomb-alaway-preservative-free-ketotifen-fumarate-ophthalmic-solution-0-035-301138158.html. Accessed September 25, 2020.