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Ketotifen (Systemic)

Brand Names : Apo-Ketotifen, Novo-Ketotifen, Zaditen

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Asthma prophylactic, systemic
  • Antiallergic, systemic

Ketotifen (kee-toe-TYE-fen) is a type of asthma medication which, when taken every day and used along with other antiasthma medications, may reduce the frequency, severity, and duration of asthma symptoms or attacks in children. It may also lead to a reduction in daily requirements of other antiasthma medications. Ketotifen is not effective for the prevention or treatment of acute asthma attacks. Ketotifen works by inhibiting certain substances in the body that are known to cause inflammation and symptoms of asthma.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage forms:

  • Syrup (Canada)
  • Tablets (Canada)
Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In Canada -

  • Apo-Ketotifen
  • Novo-Ketotifen
  • Zaditen

* Not commercially available in the U.S.


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Ketotifen: Before Using

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