Ketotifen 1mg. 30 tablets
Ketotifen belongs to the group of classical antihistamines used to treat allergic reactions. It inhibits the release of histamine and other substances, which are formed in the body for allergies. Alone did not affect asthma attacks. With prolonged treatment prevents and reduces their duration and their power, and in some cases they disappear completely.
WHAT IT IS USED ketotifen SOPHARMA?
• Additional means of long-term treatment of slight atopic asthma.
• Symptomatic treatment of allergic conditions, including. allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis.
Ketotifen has no effect on asthma attacks.
WHEN NOT TO USE Ketotifen SOPHARMA?
You should not use ketotifen in the following cases:
• Hypersensitivity to ketotifen or excipients;
• The first three months of pregnancy, lactation.
Before starting treatment with ketotifen SOPHARMA
Tell your doctor if you have any chronic disease, if you are hypersensitive to other medicines or food or if you are taking other medicines.
Precautions and warnings
• Do not use ketotifen treatment of acute attack of bronchial asthma
• If you are taking corticosteroids c and start taking ketotifen, do not stop suddenly treatment with corticosteroids. It should be discontinued with a gradual reduction of doses and only after consulting a doctor.
• If during treatment with ketotifen, an infection, it must be treated with specific anti-infective therapy.
• Ketotifen should be used with caution in patients with seizures.
Pregnancy and lactation
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Before taking any medicine during pregnancy is imperative to consult with your doctor.
Ketotifen not apply during the first three months of pregnancy. In other months ketotifen should be used only after consulting a doctor. Due to its passage into breast milk breastfeeding during treatment with ketotifen should be discontinued.
Effects on ability to drive and use machines
Due to possible drowsiness and slow reactions, especially early in treatment, Ketotifen Sopharma should be used with caution by drivers and machine operators.
Information about excipients
Wheat starch in the composition of the tablet can be dangerous for people with gluten intolerance (celiac disease).
What medications may interact with ketotifen SOPHARMA?
Please tell your doctor about ALL drugs you are taking or have recently taken, whether prescribed by a doctor or you purchased without a prescription.
This is important because ketotifen may modify the activity of certain drugs, or vice versa some drugs to change its effects. Concomitant use of ketotifen with antidiabetic agents that are taken orally, can lead to reversible reduction in the number of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia). It is also possible strengthening effect of calming (sedative), hypnotics and other protivoalregichni (antihistamines) and alcohol, which is why such combinations should be avoided.
DOSAGE AND METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION
The dose and duration of treatment is determined by your doctor. It is important to take the medicine as your doctor prescribes. Should not change the dose or discontinue treatment without first consulting your doctor, even if you feel well. Try to take your medicine at the same time each day. Adults - 1 tablet 2 times a day, morning and evening. Children over 3 years: 1 tablet 2 times a day, morning and evening. Children from 6 months to 3 years: The tablets are not suitable for use in children under 3 years of age. It is preferred that treatment with ketotifen syrup. The duration of treatment should not be less than 2-3 months.
Discontinuation of treatment c ketotifen should not be done abruptly but gradually, within 2-4 weeks.
If you feel that the effect of the drug is too strong or too weak, please consult your doctor.
If you take more than you need Ketotifen Sopharma
If you take a dose larger than prescribed, you may experience drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting. Consult immediately with your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Ketotifen Sopharma
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost happened time for your next dose, take it as usual, as skip the dose you forgot. Do not take a double dose to make up for the forgotten. Continue to take the medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
Like all medicines, Ketotifen Sopharma can have side effects. They did not necessarily occur in all patients, so you can not get any reaktsiya.V early treatment can occur drowsiness, dry mouth, mild dizziness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation. They usually resolve with continued treatment. Sometimes there is weight gain due to increased appetite, and rarely svrahchuvstvitelnost.V rare cases, especially in children, can be agitation, irritability, insomnia and anxiety, seizures.
Very rarely can occur: cystitis, dark urine, hepatitis.
If you get side effects, including those not mentioned in this leaflet, please tell your doctor.
Dry and protected from light, at a temperature below 25 ° C. Keep tablets in the original package.
The drug should not be used after the expiry date stated on the packaging.
Keep your tablets in a safe place where children can not see them and reach.