Company: Kopran Ltd.
Generic Drug: Ketotifen (Mast Cell Stabilizer)
Indication: Prophylaxis of bronchial asthma to minimize the frequency and severity of asthma attacks. It is also useful in other allergic conditions including rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, atopic dermatitis and urticaria.
Contraindication: Hypersensitivity to ketotifen, diabetics on oral hypoglycemic drugs and children below 2 years.
Dosage & Administration: Available as tablet and syrup.
Adult: 0.5 to 1 mg at bed time – could be increased to 2-4mg in divided doses if required.
Children (above 2 years): 1 mg once or twice a day.
- Not indicated to control acute attacks.
- To be used cautiously in diabetic patients.
- Avoid driving and machinery operations.
- To be taken with meal.
Side effects/ Undesired effects/ Adverse drug reactions: Sedation, dry mouth, dizziness, nausea and weight gain.