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Drug information on Zetifen (Ketotifen) from Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd.

Zetifen

  Tablet  
Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd.
Generic : Ketotifen
1mg/5mL
10

Drug Name : Ketotifen

Ketotifen(Zaditor) generic Zetifen is an antihistamine, prescribed for asthma, allergic conjunctivitis and other allergic conditions. It blocks histamine a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms.
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Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Zetifen may be prescribed


Side effects of Zetifen

  Most Common: Headache and inflammation of nose.

  Eye: Allergic reactions, burning or stinging, inflammation, discharge from eyes, dry eyes, eye pain, eyelid disorder, itching, increased tears, dilation of the pupils, oversensitivity to light and rash.

  Miscellaneous: Drowsiness, dizziness, flu syndrome and inflammation of pharynx.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- Asthma prophylaxis; Allergic conditions- 1 mg twice daily, up to 2 mg twice daily if needed.
Ophthalmic- Allergic conjunctivitis- As 0.025% solution: Instill 1 drop twice daily.

How to use Zetifen?

It comes as a tablet, syrup to take by mouth and also as eye drops to instill over the affected eye.

When is Zetifen not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Zetifen

Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Zetifen

Avoid alcohol consumption.

Storage Conditions for Zetifen

Ophthalmic: Store at 25°C.
Oral: Store below 25°C.



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