Ketotifen is a potent antihistamine and mast cell stabilizer. It has also eosinophil inhibitor activity and has been used in the prophylactic treatment of asthma and symptomatic relief of allergy.
It is indicated as a prophylactic of bronchial asthma. It is also indicated in symptomatic relief of allergy such as hay fever, urticaria.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Adult: The usual dose is 1 mg twice daily with food: if necessary dose should be increased to 2 mg twice daily. Initial treatment in readily Child: Under 2 years, it is not recommended: Child over 2 years 1 mg is recommended twice daily with food.
Drowsiness and in isolated cases, dry mouth and slight dizziness may occur at the beginning of treatment, but disappear spontaneously after a few days.