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Asthafen 1Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Ketotifen
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: September 05, 2019

Asthafen is a first-generation non-competitive H1-antihistamine as well as mast cell stabilizer. It is used for treating asthma attacks. It is recommended to consult doctor before using this medication.

This medication relieves and prevents most seasonal allergies such as irritation or itchiness of eyes and starts working within a few minutes of usage. Apart from its anti-histaminic activity, it acts as a leukotriene antagonist and also as a phosphodiesterase inhibitor.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

Side effects of this medication which can be seen in a patient are:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pregnant women must consult doctor before using this medication.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Breastfeeding women must consult doctor before using this medication.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Asthafen 1Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

This medication can be used for ophthalmic purpose like conjunctivitis and in oral form for treating asthma or anaphylaxis. It is an antihistamine drug that prevents the natural substance called histamine and also stabilizes mast cells which are responsible for allergic reactions.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine


    Avoid using antihistamines, Antidepressants, Anticoagulants, Amphetamine and Oral Antidiabetic Agents during the course of this medication.
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About Asthafen 1Mg Tablet
What are the uses of Asthafen 1Mg Tablet
What are the contraindications of Asthafen 1Mg Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Asthafen 1Mg Tablet ?
Key highlights of Asthafen 1Mg Tablet
What are the substitutes for Asthafen 1Mg Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Asthafen 1Mg Tablet ?