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Ketotifen - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
Available Brands

Other Known Brands
  • Licoften    
  • Asmaten    
  • Zaditen    
  • Pharmaniag    
  • Ketifen    
  • Dhatifen    
  • Asmafen    
  • Denerel    

Why do I need this medicine?

Ketotifen is used to relieve the symptoms of rhinitis (inflammation of the mucous membranes in the nose) such as runny nose, itchy, red or swollen eyes and relieve eye itching in conjunctivitis (inflammation of the mucous membranes in the eye).

Ketotifen may also be used together with other medicines to treat asthma.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Ketotifen exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by the doctor.

You may take Ketotifen with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.

You may stop taking this medicine once you feel better, unless your doctor has instructed you otherwise.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have epilepsy (fits or seizures).

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

What side effects could I experience?

Ketotifen may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

Other side effects may include any of the following: weight gain, disturbed sleep and dry mouth.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor if you are using any medicines for diabetes.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Ketotifen - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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