Ketotifen - antiallergic agent, stabilizer of mast cell membranes.
active substance - ketotifen fumarate:
auxiliary components in the composition of tablets: lactose monohydrate (milk sugar), potato starch, magnesium stearate.
Application ketotifen in the form of tablets is shown:
A syrup formulation will take for preventing the above and other allergic diseases, including allergic bronchitis.
addition, a contraindication to the use of tablets is:
not assign syrup to infants younger than 6 months.
Precautions recommended to prescribe:
Application Ketotifen can cause side effects:
Moreover, when taking the tablets may occur:
When receiving syrup side effects can also be:
therapeutic effect of ketotifen occurs after 1-2 months of use.
previous use of corticosteroids, beta-agonists, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) in patients with bronchospastic syndrome and asthma should continue after the appointment of ketotifen for 2 or more weeks before the cancellation, gradually reducing the dose.
ketotifen Abrupt withdrawal can cause a recurrence of asthmatic symptoms, it is recommended to stop taking it gradually, over a period of 2 to 4 weeks.
While the use of the syrup is allowed to decrease the dose of bronchodilators.
Tablets are not intended for the relief of asthma attacks.
In simultaneous reception of tablets with oral hypoglycemic agents in patients is recommended to monitor platelet count in the peripheral blood.
If sensitivity to the sedative effect of the first 2 weeks of treatment, patients are encouraged to take the medication in small doses.
During the period of ketotifen should refrain from driving vehicles and mechanisms, as well as training those activities, the implementation of which requires high concentration of attention and fast psychomotor reactions.
When combined with antihistamines, hypnotics and ethanol Ketotifen increases their effect.
Concomitant use of each of the formulations with oral hypoglycemic agents: increased risk of thrombocytopenia.
Syrup increases the activity of sedatives.
Store in a dry, dark place at a temperature up to 25 ° C.
Keep away from children.
Shelf life - 3 years.
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