Ketotifen, a first-generation non-competitive H1-antihistamine as well as mast cell stabilizer, is available in two forms. Firstly, the ophthalmic form is used for treating allergic conjunctivitis and secondly, the oral form is used to prevent anaphylaxis or asthma attacks, as well as different mast cell or allergic type health problems.
The ophthalmic form of Ketotifen relieves and prevents most seasonal allergies such as irritation or itchiness of eyes and starts working within a few minutes of usage. The effects of this drug have not yet been studied on children under three. Apart from its anti-histaminic activity, it acts as a leukotriene antagonist and also as a phoshodiesterase inhibitor.
Oral Ketotifen finds its use in the treatment of allergic problems like asthma, allergic conjunctivitis, chronic urticaria, exercise induced urticaria, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, cholinergic urticaria, cold induced urticaria and others. Recommended dosage of Ketotifen is 1mg twice daily for adults as well as for older children.
Common side effects of using Ketotifen are increased nasal bleeding, irritation, gain in weight, dry mouth, and headache. However very serious side effects due to the usage of this drug are not observed.
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Asthafen 1mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Does this affect kidney function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Ketotifen as ingredient
This medication falls under the category of an antihistamine drug that prevents the natural substance called histamine and also stabilizes mast cells which are responsible for allergic reactions. It can be used for ophthalmic purposes like conjunctivitis and in oral form for treating asthma or anaphylaxis.
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
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