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Mastifen 1 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Mastifen Tablet

Mastifen Tablet side effects

Common
  • Hyperactivity
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disturbance

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. Mastifen 1 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Mastifen Tablet works

The Mastifen 1 mg 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.

Mastifen Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Mastifen 1 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Mastifen 1 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Mastifen 1 mg 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
UNSAFE
Mastifen 1 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
During the first few days of treatment with Mastifen 1 mg Tablet the patient’s reactions may be impaired and he/she should, therefore, exercise care when driving a vehicle or operating machinery.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Mastifen 1 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Mastifen 1 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Mastifen 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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FAQs

Q. Is Mastifen available over the counter?

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

Q. Is Mastifen legal?

Mastifen is legal and available worldwide in many countries

Q. Is Mastifen a steroid?

Mastifen is not a steroid

Q. Is ketotifen an antihistamine?

It is an antihistaminic drug

Q. Is Mastifen addictive?

Mastifen is not addictive

Q. Is Mastifen safe?

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

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

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

Q. How long does Mastifen take to work?

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

Q. How long does Mastifen last?

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

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References
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