Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate)
What is Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate) used for?
Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate) is a type of antihistamine that is used to help minimize the severity and frequency of asthma attacks. It may also be used to treat other conditions. This medication can help to allow for a reduction of other asthma medications. However, it cannot be used to treat an active asthma attack.
How should I use Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate)?
Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate) tablets should be taken orally. Adult patients should take one tablet twice daily, or as directed by their physician. Patients should be aware that it may take several weeks for the full benefits of this drug to be noticed. It is common for physicians to decrease the patient's dosage of other asthma drugs after they have been taking this medication for 2 to 3 months. Never exceed the dosage prescribed to you by your physician.
What are the side effects of Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate)?
Some side effects have been reported by patients taking Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate) such as dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia or flu symptoms. Consult your physician immediately if you notice any of the following:
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Consumption of alcohol has been known to aggravate side effects. Patients are advised to limit their consumption of alcoholic beverages.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.