| Ketotifen Fumarate
| Torrent Pharmaceuticals
What is Asthafen?
Asthafen containing the active ingredient ketotifen fumarate is considered an antihistamine type of medication. It is mainly used to reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks. Some people may also use the medication in the treatment of allergic conditions such as rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, dermatitis and urticaria.
How is Asthafen used?
Asthafen is usually taken orally once per day or as directed by a doctor. The tablets should be taken with a meal along with some water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the medication. The medication is used as a long term treatment for asthma but should not be used during an acute asthma attack.
Patients taking Asthafen may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Dry mouth
- Unexplained weight gain
- Liver function changes
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Patients with a history of epilepsy should contact a doctor prior to administering the medication.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Asthafen is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.