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

Irritation, Agitation, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Nervousness, Sedation, Conjunctival inflammation
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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.


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