Ketotifen 1mg №30 pills

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Ketotifen 1mg №30 pills

Active ingredient: ketotifen (ketotifen)

Clinico-pharmacological group:

  • Mast cell membrane stabilizer.
  • Antiallergic drug

Pharmaco-therapeutic group:

Antiallergic agent, mast cell membrane stabilizer

Indications

Prevention of allergic diseases, incl. atopic bronchial asthma, allergic bronchitis, hay fever, allergic rhinitis, allergic dermatitis, urticaria, allergic conjunctivitis.

Dosing regimen

Is ingested. Adults - 1 mg 2 times / day (morning and evening) with meals. If necessary, the daily dose can be increased to 4 mg.
Maximum daily doses: for adults - 4 mg.
For children aged 3 years and older, 1 mg 2 times / day; at the age of 6 months to 3 years - 500 mg each 2 times / day.

Side effect

From the side of the central nervous system: drowsiness, slight dizziness, slowing down of mental reactions, usually disappearing in a few days after the start of treatment.
On the part of the digestive system: possible increase in appetite; rarely - dyspeptic symptoms, dry mouth.
From the hemopoietic system: thrombocytopenia.
From the urinary system: dysuria, cystitis.
On the part of metabolism: an increase in body weight.

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to ketotifen.

Use during pregnancy and lactation
In pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, use is possible only if the potential benefit to the mother outweighs the possible risk to the fetus.
Ketotifen penetrates into breast milk, so if necessary, its use during lactation should decide on the termination of breastfeeding.

special instructions

The therapeutic effect of ketotifen develops slowly over 1-2 months.
Ongoing anti-asthma therapy should be continued for at least 2 weeks after starting ketotifen.
With simultaneous use of ketotifen and bronchodilators dose of the latter can sometimes be reduced.
Influence on ability to drive motor transport and control mechanisms
Patients taking ketotifen should refrain from potentially hazardous activities associated with the need for increased attention and quick psychomotor reactions.

Drug interaction

Ketotifen may enhance the effects of sedatives, hypnotics, antihistamines and ethanol.

When taking ketotifen simultaneously with oral hypoglycemic drugs, there was a reversible decrease in the number of platelets.



It is a pharmaceutical drug. Use only as directed by your doctor.