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Ketotifen Ophthalmic Solution

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Ketotifen is an ophthalmic preparation which is used for the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis or the itchy red eyes caused by some sort of allergies. The oral form of Ketotifen is used for the treatment of asthma attacks. This medication decreases seasonal allergies and prevents eye itchiness. It starts working within minutes after administering the drops. Moreover it has antihistaminic activity, it is also a phosphodiesterase inhibitor and functional leukotriene antagonist. It also helps to treat irritable bowel syndrome.

Mechanism of action of Ketotifen:

Ketotifen is non-competitive histamine antagonist (H1-receptor) and mast cell stabilizer. It works by inhibiting the release of mediators from mast cells involved in hypersensitivity reactions and decreases chemotaxis as well as activates eosinophils. Ketotifen inhibits the release of allergic mediators such as histamine, leukotrienes C4 and D4 (SRS-A) and PAF.

What are the contraindications of Ketotifen?

  • If you are allergic to the ingredient of Ketotifen then do not use this medication.
  • In case you are suffering from glaucoma then do not use this drug.
  • Inform your doctor if you previously had any eye surgery.
  • Do not use this drug if you have any liver or kidney issues.

What are the drug interactions of Ketotifen?

  • Do not use this medication if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.
  • Do not use any other drug for conjunctivitis while using this medication.

Storage conditions of Ketotifen:

You should store this drug at room temperature 25 to 30oC. Keep this drug out of reach from children and pets. Keep this drug away from heat and moisture.

How to use Ketotifen:

To use this medication effectively wash your hands with soap then check the dropper tip to make sure that it is not chipped or cracked. Do not touch the dropper tip. Remove your lenses, spectacles before applying this medication. Tilt your head back and pull down your eyelids using your finger to form a pocket. Now hold the medication with another hand possibly without touching. Now look up and instill the medication. Remove your index finger from the lower eyelid. Close your eyes for 2 to 3 minutes.       Wipe excess liquid from your face with a tissue.

Missed dose of Ketotifen:

In case you missed the dose of Ketotifen, use as early as possible. Skip if it is the time for next dose. Do not use a double dose.

Overdose of Ketotifen:

Do not use more than recommended dose. In the case of overdose consult a doctor immediately for treatment or go to the nearby hospital.

What are the side effects of Ketotifen?

Some common side effects may appear while using this medications: headache; infection of the mucous membrane around the eye; inflammation of the cornea; itching; nasal congestion; red eyes; runny nose; sensitivity to light; burning; dry eyes; eye discharge; eyelid disorder; flu-like syndrome; sore throat; stinging; and tearing.

What are the precautions of Ketotifen?

  • This medication should be used only in the eye do not use it in nose and ear.
  • If you are pregnant and breastfeeding, use this drug only with consultation from the doctor. 

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