Zaditen (Ketotifen) is an antihistamine medication. It reduces activity in the central nervous system and reduces the production of histamine in the body. Zaditen is used to minimize the frequency and severity of asthma attacks. It is a preventative asthma medication and typically used in conjunction with acute asthma inhalers. This medication will not stop an active acute asthma attack. The usual recommended start dose is 1mg tablets.
The brand Zaditen is manufactured by Novartis and currently comes from Turkey. It may come from other international countries. Zaditen is available in a 1mg tablet and 2mg extended-release tablet dosage.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking Ketotifen.
• Difficulty breathing;
• Swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat
Stop taking Zaditen and call your doctor at once if you have one of these serious side effects:
• Stomach pain;
• Unusual bleeding or bruising;
• Unusual excitability or nervousness;
• Unusual weight gain;
Less serious side effects of Ketotifen may include: dizziness, drowsiness, trouble sleeping, or flu-like symptoms.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Zaditen should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Talk to your doctor about your medical history to be sure you can safely take Zaditen. You should not take Zaditen if you are allergic to Ketotifen. It isn’t known how this medication might affect an unborn or nursing infant. You shouldn’t take Zaditen while pregnant or nursing without discussing the risks with your doctor. There may be an interaction between Zaditen and other medications. Some of the most notable include: oral diabetes medications, sleeping pills, antianxiety medications, psychiatric medications, some antihistamines, muscle relaxants, narcotic pain medicines, antiseizure medications, and certain cough and cold medications. Talk to your doctor about any medications or herbal supplements you are currently taking.