Wednesday, April 2, 2014



Symptomatic treatment of allergic conditions including rhinitis and conjunctivitis. Prophylactic treatment of
Bronchial asthma

Dosage and Administration

Adults : 1 mg twice daily with food. If necessary the dose may be increased to 2 mg twice daily in severe cases.
Children above 3 years: 1 mg twice daily with food. Patients known to be easily sedated should begin treatment with 0.5 to 1 mg at night for the first few days or as directed by the physician. Use in elderly: Same as adult dose or as advised by the physician.

Contraindication and Precaution

A reversible fall in the platelet count has been observed in a few patients receiving Ketotifen concomitantly should not be instilled while the patient is wearing lenses.

Side Effect

1-2%: Burning/stinging, punctuate corneal epithelial erosion. <1%: Blurring of vision upon drug instillation, dry eyes, eyelid disorder, conjunctivitis, eye pain, photophobia, subconjunctival haemorrhage.

Use in Pregnancy & Lactation

Systemic levels after ocular administration are much lower than after oral use. Caution should be exercised when prescribing to pregnant women.

Use in Children

Children under 3 years of age: Consult with a doctor.


 0.025% Eye Drops.


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