Ketotifen

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Main Medicine Class:: Respiratory System   Sub Medicine Class ::  Anti Histamines and Nasal Decongestants

6A. DRUGS FOR ASTHMA/COPD/ARDS in 6. RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
KETOTIFEN
H1-ANTAGONIST (SECOND GENERATION), MAST CELL STABILIZER | ANTI-ALLERGIC
also comes under 6B. Anti-Histamines and Nasal Decongestants in 6. Respiratory System,  3F. Miscellaneous in 3. Ocular
PK: A: Complete M: Hepatic E: Urine

Indications & Dose: ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS TP Adult Instill 1 drop (0.025%) into the affected eye BID q8-12h Child >3 yr: Same as adult dose | ASTHMA Prophylactic therapy PO Child 6 months-3 yr: 500µg BID, >3 yr: 1mg BID | RHINITIS PO Adult 1mg BID, increased to 2mg BID if required. If drowsiness occurs, then administer 0.5-1mg HS for the first few days

Contra: Acute asthma

Precautions: Asthma, avoid abrupt withdrawal

ADR: Serious: CNS depression, myalgia, hypotension, Others: Dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, epigastric pain, sleep disturbances, depression, confusion, hair loss, headache, psychomotor impairment, urinary difficulty/retention, constipation

DDI: Serious Antidiabetics leads to fall in platelet count

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