Brand Names : Apo-Ketotifen, Novo-Ketotifen, Zaditen
- Asthma prophylactic,
- 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:
Some commonly used brand names are:
In Canada -
* Not commercially available in the U.S.