Zaditen tablets blister pack 1mg Why do I need this medicine? Ketotifen is used to relieve the symptoms of rhinitis and conjunctivitis, such as runny nose, itchy, red or swollen eyes.
Ketotifen may also be used together with other medicines to treat asthma.
How do I take this medicine? Take Ketotifen exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Ketotifen must be taken exactly as directed for it to work well.
Take Ketotifen with meals. What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine? Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances. Can I take this with other medicines? Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:
- diabetes medicine
- sleeping pills
- anti-anxiety pills
- anti-allergy pills known as antihistamines, such as chlorpheniramine, dexchlorpheniramine
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
How should I store this medicine? Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
When should I not use this medicine? Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Ketotifen.
Do not give Ketotifen to a child unless specifically instructed by the child's doctor.
Do not use Ketotifen to relieve a sudden attack of breathlessness. Ketotifen cannot relieve an acute asthma attack. Use your fast-acting bronchodilator prescribed by your doctor to relieve such attacks. What should I take note of while using this medicine? Alert your doctor if you have epilepsy or liver disease. Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take? Avoid alcohol.
What side effects could I experience? Ketotifen may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you feel dizzy or drowsy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Ketotifen may also cause irritability, difficulty sleeping, nervousness and dry mouth.