WHAT IS THIS MEDICATION FOR?
Ketasma 1mg is an antihistamine, prescribed for asthma, allergic conjunctivitis and other allergic conditions.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Ketotifen blocks histamine a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms.
HOW TO USE?
It comes as a tablet, syrup to take by mouth and also as eye drops to instill over the affected eye.
Allergic reactions, burning or stinging, inflammation, discharge from eyes, dry eyes, eye pain, eyelid disorder, itching, increased tears, dilation of the pupils, oversensitivity to light and rash.
WHAT TO DO IF I MISS A DOSE?
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis.
Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
WHEN DO I NEED TO SEEK MEDICAL HELP?
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
CAN I TAKE IT WITH OTHER MEDICINES?
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
HOW TO STORE:
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Antiasthmatic & COPD Preparations, Antihistamines & Antiallergics.