The Brand Name ASTHAFEN Has Generic Salt :: Ketotifen
ASTHAFEN Is From Company Torrent Priced :: Rs. 59.5
ASTHAFEN have Ketotifen is comes under Sub class Anti Histamines and Nasal Decongestants of Main Class Respiratory System
Main Medicine Class:: Respiratory System Sub Medicine Class :: Anti Histamines and Nasal Decongestants
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Indications for Drugs ::
Allergic conjunctivitis, Allergic conditions, Asthma prophylaxis
Drug Dose ::
Adult: PO: Tablet: Asthma prophylaxis; Allergic conditions 1 mg twice daily, up to 2 mg twice daily if needed. Syrup: 6 months to 3 years: 0.25 ml / kg body weight, twice daily (Once in the morning & once in the evening).
Acute asthma attack.
Drug Precautions ::
May impair tasks requring mental alertness e.g. driving or operating machinery. History of epilepsy. Pregnancy and lactation. Children <3 yr. Drug Side Effects ::
Sedation, drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, weight gain, increased appetite, CNS stimulation. Rarely, cystitis. Conjunctival injection, headaches and rhinitis (ophthalmic).
Pregnancy category ::
Drug Mode of Action ::
Ketotifen selectively and noncompetitively inhibits the release of mediators from cells involved in hypersensitivity reactions. It is also a mast cell stabiliser.
Drug Interactions ::
Reduced platelet count with oral antidiabetics. Potentially Fatal: May potentiate CNS effects of sedatives, hypnotics, antihistamines and alcohol.