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Ketotif 1mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Introduction

Ketotif 1mg 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.

Ketotif 1mg 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 Ketotif Tablet

Side effects of Ketotif Tablet

Common
  • Hyperactivity
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disturbance

How to use Ketotif 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. Ketotif 1mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Ketotif Tablet works

The Ketotif 1mg 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
Ketotif 1mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ketotif 1mg 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
Ketotif 1mg 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 Ketotif 1mg 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 Ketotif 1mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Ketotif 1mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ketotif 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 Ketotif available over the counter?

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

Q. Is Ketotif legal?

Ketotif is legal and available worldwide in many countries

Q. Is Ketotif a steroid?

Ketotif is not a steroid

Q. Is ketotifen an antihistamine?

It is an antihistaminic drug

Q. Is Ketotif addictive?

Ketotif is not addictive

Q. Is Ketotif safe?

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

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

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

Q. How long does Ketotif take to work?

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

Q. How long does Ketotif last?

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

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References
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  2. Ketotifen. Duluth, GA: Novartis Company; [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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