|Generic Name||Ketotifen Fumarate|
Ketasma - 1mg
Ketasma 1 mg is an oral medication commonly prescribed to patients with asthma. It effectively minimizes the frequency and severity of asthma attacks. The medicine is not effective in treating acute asthma attacks. The active ingredient of the medicine is Ketotifen fumarate, which exerts its action by blocking the activity of certain chemical messengers that may cause muscle spasms and inflammation of the airways and other asthma symptoms.
Clinical Uses Of Ketasma
Ketasma is formulated for the treatment of allergic problem like asthma. The recommended dosage is 1 mg twice a day for adults and as well as children. The active ingredient of the medicine, ketotifen fumarate is an antihistamine drug which prevents the action of a natural substance called histamine in the body and also stabilizes mast cells that are responsible for causing allergic reactions.
Ketasma comes as an oral form and should be taken twice daily. It must be taken regularly to be effective. Try not to skip doses, and do not discontinue your other asthma medications unless your health care provider tells you. The dosage slowly increases during the first week of the treatment. Follow your health care specialist’s instructions carefully. It may take several weeks before you get the full benefits are experienced. After using this medicine for two to three months, your health care provider will decrease the use of other asthma medicines. Stick to the prescription and do not make any changes in the dosing schedule without discussing with your health care specialist.
Potential Side Effects
The common side effects experienced by individual using Ketasma 1 mg include trouble sleeping, flu-like symptoms, dizziness, drowsiness. Notify your health care specialist if any of these persist or troubles you in any way. other rare side effects include unusual weight gain, rash, stomach pain, irritability, nervousness, unusual excitement, bruising, or bleeding. If you develop side other than those listed here, contact your health care provider.
Before using Ketasma 1 mg medicine, tell your health care specialist about your medical history and drug allergies. Limit alcohol intake as this might worsen drug side effect. The doses must be taken under the supervision of a health care specialist. This medicine should only be used when it is needed in pregnant women. The formulation can be excreted into breast milk. Consult your health care specialist before breastfeeding.
Your health care specialist must be aware of all your prescription and non-prescription medicines that you have been using especially diabetes drugs. Also report him/her of sleeping pills, psychiatric medication, anti-anxiety drugs, certain antihistamines such as diphenhydramine, anti-seizure medications, muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers. Certain cold and cough formulations may also make your drowsy at times. Consult your health care provider and get complete information about drug interactions. Do not start or stop the treatment with your health care provider’s approval.