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Asthafen Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Asthafen Tablet is the prescription medicine used to prevent the symptoms of asthma. It helps to reduce number and severity of the asthma attacks by decreasing inflammation (swelling) in the lungs.

Asthafen Tablet can be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. Do not miss even a single dose, if in any case you missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember or better to skip the missed dose and continue with regular dosing.

The most common side effects of this medicine include hyperactivity, irritability and sleep disturbance. Let your doctor know if you experience these symptoms but they are usually temporary. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that attention as medicine may cause dizziness. Consult your doctor if your condition does not improve or if the side effects bother you.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have epilepsy, or you have diabetes. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. This medicine is usually not safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding, ask from the doctor if required. 

Uses of Asthafen Tablet

Side effects of Asthafen Tablet

Common
  • Hyperactivity
  • Irritation
  • Sleep disturbance

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Irritation
    If you feel this medicine is causing mood or behavior changes, speak to your doctor as you may need a change of medicine. There are also some things you can do yourself. Eat well, do relaxation or deep breathing exercises and practice regular exercise that you enjoy, such as walking, swimming or yoga. Try to avoid caffeine, alcohol and sugar as these can all cause mood swings or make them worse. A good night’s sleep can also help. It often helps to talk to a friend or family member even if you find this difficult. If it bothers you, consult with your doctor.

How to use Asthafen Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Asthafen Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Asthafen Tablet works

The Asthafen Tablet works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that may cause inflammation, spasm of muscles of the airways and other symptoms of asthma and allergies.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Asthafen Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Asthafen Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Asthafen Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Asthafen Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Asthafen Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Asthafen Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Interaction with Drugs

Taking Asthafen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Exeed, Metcalf, Estimet
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Patient Concerns

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Piles and asthma both diseases, please suggest treatment
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
For piles take pilex tablet 2 tablet twice, apply pilex ointment, and for asthma halleezy tablet 2 tablet twice, and syp halleezy 2 spoon twice is recommended
Problem in respiratory catarrh like asthma along with sputum
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take halleezy tablet 2 tablet twice, syp spasma 10 ml twice after meal with water
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FAQs

Q. Is Asthafen available over the counter?

Asthafen eye drops are available over the counter. Asthafen tablets and syrups are available only with doctor's prescription

Q. Is Asthafen legal?

Asthafen is legal and available worldwide in many countries

Q. Is Asthafen a steroid?

Asthafen is not a steroid

Q. Is ketotifen an antihistamine?

It is an antihistaminic drug

Q. Is Asthafen addictive?

Asthafen is not addictive

Q. Is Asthafen safe?

Asthafen is safe if taken as prescribed. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor

Q. Does Asthafen cause weight gain, make you sleepy, or drowsy?

Asthafen can cause weight gain, can make you sleepy and drowsy

Q. How long does Asthafen take to work?

Asthafen oral (tablet or syrup) takes about 2-4 hours to work and lasts up to 22 hours

Q. How long does Asthafen last?

Generally Asthafen eye drop takes 15 min to work and lasts up to 5-8 hours.

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