Ketotifen - instruction , application reviews


1. Indications ketotifen

2. Guide ketotifen

3. Side effects

4. Contraindications to the use of ketotifen

5. Additional information

ketotifen - anti-asthma and anti-allergic drug, which is a stabilizer of mast cell membranes.This means the current through inhibition of calcium ions and also reduce their amounts in the mast cells and prevents the release of histamine and other mediators of inflammation and allergies.

Application ketotifen reduces the amount accumulated in the airway eosinophils, which develop allergies is increasing.Besides the drug can suppress both early and late asthmatic response to allergen.Application

ketotifen prevents bronchoconstriction, despite what has no bronchodilator effect.

maximum concentration of drug in the blood after oral administration is marked by two to four of the drug rapidly appear after instillation of his eye, and wherein the antihistamine effect persists for 8-12 hours.

According to reviews of the Ke

totifen, the effect of the drug is fully manifested in 1,5-2 months after starting treatment.


Ketotifen Ketotifen is used to prevent the development of allergic diseases, such as, atopic (allergic) asthma, allergic bronchitis, hay fever, allergic rhinitis.The ketotifen instruction indicates that the drug is also effective against allergic dermatitis, allergic conjunctivitis, and urticaria.

Guide ketotifen

drug is available in syrup form, capsules and tablets ketotifen intended for oral administration, as well as eye drops.

According ketotifen instructions, the drug should be used twice a day while taking 1 mg of food.Treatment started with 0.5 mg at one time if the drug has a soothing effect on the patient.This dose is recommended to increase gradually.The maximum permitted daily dose is 4 mg, divided into two doses.

Ketotifen children are usually given in the form of a syrup.Ketotifen children under the age of three years shall be appointed two times a day to 0.05 mg.Ketotifen children aged three years assigned to the dosage increased by half.

The minimum duration of the course of treatment is three months.Cancel the drug occurs gradually over 14-28 days.

Eye Drops 0.025% should be instilled into the conjunctival sac of one drop twice daily.Ketotifen eye drops to children should not be used up to 12 years.

duration of treatment should not exceed six months.

Side effects

According to clinical research, as well as reviews of ketotifen in the process of the drug may occur such undesirable effects, such as constipation, vomiting, dyspepsia, increased appetite, dry mouth, slow the rate of reaction, fatigue, dizziness,drowsiness and nervousness.

also use syrup, capsules, drops or Ketotifen tablets can provoke cystitis (bladder inflammation), violation of urination, weight gain, development of thrombocytopenia (reduced platelet count) and skin reactions.

Contraindications to the use of ketotifen ketotifen

Application must be approved by your doctor.According ketotifen instructions, the drug is contraindicated in the presence of hypersensitivity to the components included in its composition, as well as women during pregnancy and lactation.

ketotifen According to the instructions, with special care prescribe a drug for epilepsy and liver failure.

Additional information

capsules, drops and tablets ketotifen should be stored at a temperature not higher than 250C.

syrup should be stored at 5-15 0C.Provided adequate storage shelf-life of the drug is three years.


Product description posted on this page is a supplement and a simplified version of the official version of the annotations to the drug.The information is provided for informational purposes only and is not a guide to self-medication.Before using the product you should consult with a specialist and to get acquainted with the instructions approved by the manufacturer.

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