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    Information about Ketotifen

    Ketotifen uses

    Ketotifen is used to prevent asthma.

    How ketotifen works

    The Ketotifen 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.

    Common side effects of ketotifen

    Hyperactivity, Irritation, Sleep disturbance
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS, BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    18 Feb 2020 | 05:21 PM (IST)
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    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)