Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate)
What is Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate) used for?
Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate) is an oral antihistamine prescribed to treat patients suffering from symptoms of seasonal allergies such as a runny nose, irritated eyes, or sneezing. The medication prevents the actions of histamines released in response to allergens that cause irritation, redness, and swelling to prevent these conditions. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate)?
Always use Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate) according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. It is normally taken once each day, but your individual dosage and frequency of administration will depend on the severity of your symptoms. Never change the form of the tablets by crushing, chewing, or splitting them as this may destroy or change the effects of the contents. If you have questions about using the medicine, ask your pharmacist or physician to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate)?
Some patients using Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate) have reported experiencing side effects including:
Tell your physician as soon as any of these symptoms become serious or if any serious side effects appear such as unusual weight gain, severe drowsiness, a skin rash, seizures, or inflammation of the liver. These conditions may require emergency medical attention or other adjustments to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring.
If you have a history of seizures caused by epilepsy, it is recommended to discuss the risks of Asthafen (Ketotifen Fumarate) with your physician. This condition may cause unexpected complications with treatment.
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.