What is Ketotifen used for?
Ketotifen (Zaditor Eye Drops) acts both as a mast cell stabilizer and an antihistamine. It is therefore used to treat both asthma and allergic rhinitis. It works by blocking the substance of the body, histamine, that causes allergy symptoms. Ketotifen is not effective is not effective in the treatment and prevention of acute asthma attacks but it can reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks. It also prevents the runny nose and sneezing associated with allergic rhinitis.
Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking Ketotifen. When you buy Ketotifen online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
Ketotifen can be taken up to three times a day. The dosage depends on the condition being treated. It should be taken continuously to be effective. It can take several weeks to see the benefit of taking Ketotifen. call your doctor or pharmacist if you do not notice an improvement, or if your condition grows worse.
If you miss a dose you can take it once you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, you can skip the missed dose and continue your schedule.
This can cause drowsiness in some persons. Do not use alcohol while taking Ketotifen as this can increase the sedative effect. Do not participate in anything that requires you to be fully alert until you know how you respond to taking Ketotifen.
The following drugs are known to interact with Ketotifen. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications, (including prescription medications and herbal products) with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions.
Ketotifen has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. If you experience any signs and symptoms of serious side effects when taking this, talk to your doctor or seek emergency care.
Report side effects to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Ketotifen online.
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- Weight gain
- loss of appetite
- blistering, itching, peeling, or redness of skin
- swelling of eyelids
- clay-colored stools
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- vomiting of blood
- sore throat
- trouble sleeping
- runny nose
- dark urine
- joint pain
- sudden loss of consciousness
- yellow eyes or skin
- increased appetite
- difficult, burning, or painful urination
- muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities
- drowsiness (severe)
- frequent urge to urinate
- Blurred vision
- unpleasant breath odor
- unexplained nosebleeds
- bloody or cloudy urine
- faintness or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
- dryness of mouth
- loss of consciousness
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- general feeling of discomfort or illness
- muscle aches and pains
- Bloody nose
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DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. You require your doctor's approval prior to buying or using prescription drugs sold here. We do have a pharmacist on staff if your doctor is unavailable to provide medical advice when you buy Ketotifen online.