MASTIFEN 1MG TABLET

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East West Pharma

Composition for MASTIFEN 1MG TABLET

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Primarily used for

Potentiallyunsafewith
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Pregnancy
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Driving
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₹2.7/tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of MASTIFEN TABLET

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Uses of MASTIFEN TABLET

Mastifen 1mg tablet is used to prevent conjunctivitis and asthma.
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Side effects of MASTIFEN TABLET

Common

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.

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How to use MASTIFEN 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. It is better to take Mastifen 1mg tablet with food.

How MASTIFEN TABLET works

The Mastifen 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.

In Depth Information on MASTIFEN TABLET

Expert advice for MASTIFEN TABLET

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for MASTIFEN 1MG TABLET
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Mastifen 1mg 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.
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Lactation
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
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Kidney
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
CONFIRMIN 500MG TABLET, MELMET 500MG TABLET, X MET 500MG TABLET, METASENS -500 TABLET

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for MASTIFEN 1MG TABLET

Frequently asked questions for 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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