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ASTHAFEN 1 MG TABLET

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Composition for ASTHAFEN

Ketotifen(1 mg)

food interaction for ASTHAFEN

alcohol interaction for ASTHAFEN

pregnancy interaction for ASTHAFEN

lactation interaction for ASTHAFEN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Asthafen 1 mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Asthafen 1 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ASTHAFEN

Ketotifen(1 mg)

Uses

Asthafen 1 mg tablet is used to prevent conjunctivitis and asthma.

How it works

Asthafen 1 mg tablet is an anti-allergic drug that belongs to a class of medication called mast cell stabilizers. It works by inhibiting the release of allergy-causing chemicals called histamines in body by mast cells.

Common side effects

Increased sensitivity to light, Acne-like rash, Allergic reaction, Itching, Blurred vision, Headache, Tingling sensation in eye, Burning sensation in eye, Dry eye, Eye discharge, Eye pain, Eyelid disorder, Increased production of tears, Influenza like symptoms, Running nose, Sore throat

Common Dosage for ASTHAFEN 1 MG TABLET

Patients taking ASTHAFEN 1 MG TABLET

  • 75%
    Once A Day
  • 20%
    Twice A Day
  • 5%
    Thrice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for ASTHAFEN

8 Substitutes
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    Rs. 4.15/tablet
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  • TRITOFEN 1 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
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    Rs. 2.40/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 24
    save 38% more per tablet
  • AZOFEN 1 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Lark Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 1.69/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 16.88
    save 57% more per tablet
  • MASTIFEN 1MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    East West Pharma
    Rs. 2.70/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 27
    save 31% more per tablet

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Expert advice for ASTHAFEN

  • Remove soft lenses from your eyes before instilling ketotifen eye drop and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting lenses.
  • Keep a gap of at least 5 min before applying some other medicinal product.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machineries as Ketotifen may cause blurred vision or drowsiness.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while on ketotifen treatment as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines for depression or allergy.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for ASTHAFEN

Ketotifen

Q.Is ketotifen available over the counter?
Ketotifen eye drops are available over the counter. Ketotifen tablets and syrups are available only with doctor's prescription

Q.Is ketotifen legal?
Ketotifen is legal and available worldwide in many countries

Q.Is ketotifen a steroid?
Ketotifen is not a steroid

Q.Is ketotifen an antihistamine?
It is an antihistaminic drug

Q.Is ketotifen addictive?
Ketotifen is not addictive

Q.Is ketotifen safe?
Ketotifen is safe if taken as prescribed. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor

Q.Does ketotifen cause weight gain, make you sleepy, or drowsy?
Ketotifen can cause weight gain, can make you sleepy and drowsy

Q.How long does ketotifen take to work?
Ketotifen oral (tablet or syrup) takes about 2-4 hours to work and lasts up to 22 hours

Q.How long does ketotifen last?
Generally ketotifen eye drop takes 15 min to work and lasts up to 5-8 hours.

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Content on this page was last updated on 18 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)