Manufacturer: TORRENT manufactures ASTHAFEN.

Uses:

The uses of ASTHAFEN include:
Ketotifen

Ketotifen may cause drowsiness. Make sure your reactions are normal before driving, operating machinery or doing other jobs which could be dangerous if you were not fully alert.

Alcohol will increase feelings of drowsiness. If you do drink alcohol, do so only in moderation and be aware of its effects on you.

Do not stop taking ketotifen without speaking to your doctor first.

About ketotifen

Type of medicine Antihistamine

Used for Allergic conditions including rhinitis (inflammation of the lining of the nose) and conjunctivitis (inflammation, itching and soreness of the eye)

Also called Zaditen

Available as Tablets

Oral liquid

Eye drops

Exposure to pollen, pet fur, house dust, an insect bite or another trigger, can cause the body to produce a chemical called histamine. The release of histamine causes allergic symptoms that can include sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, a running or blocked nose and sometimes skin reactions such as itching, swelling and rashes. Ketotifen stops the effects of histamine and helps to relieve these symptoms.

Before taking ketotifen tablets or oral liquid, or using ketotifen eye drops

Before taking or using ketotifen make sure your doctor or pharmacist knows:

If you have diabetes

If you have liver problems

If you have a history of epilepsy

If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding

If you have been advised to use ketotifen eye drops and you wear contact lenses

How to take or use ketotifen

Take ketotifen tablets or oral liquid, or use ketotifen eye drops, exactly as directed by your doctor

Take ketotifen tablets or oral liquid with or immediately after food

Getting the most from your treatment

Ketotifen may cause drowsiness. Make sure your reactions are normal before driving, operating machinery or doing other jobs which could be dangerous if you were not fully alert.

Alcohol will increase feelings of drowsiness. If you do drink alcohol, do so only in moderation and be aware of its effects on you.

Ketotifen may cause a dry mouth. If you experience this, try chewing sugar-free gum, sugar-free sweets or pieces of ice. If your mouth becomes too dry speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Keep your regular appointments with your doctor so your progress can be monitored

Do not stop taking ketotifen without speaking to your doctor first