Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate)
What is Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate) used for?
Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate) is an oral antihistamine used to treat allergic rhinitis or allergic conjunctivitis. It operates by blocking the action of histamines that cause the irritation, swelling, and redness associated with these conditions. Your doctor may prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate)?
Follow your doctor`s instructions while using Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate) to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is typically taken each day, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach. Never change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate)?
Side effects that may occur while using Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate) include:
More serious side effects that may require medical attention are severe fatigue, unusual weight gain, seizures, liver inflammation, or a severe skin rash that is blistering or peeling. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any symptoms that worry you, are persistent, or are intense to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or frequency of application to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, children under the age of three, lactose intolerant, or fructose intolerant. You are also suggested to inform your doctor if you have epilepsy, porphyrias, or liver disease as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.