Ketotifen (Eye Pre.) Pharmacology

Ketotifen (Eye Pre.)

About Ketotifen (Eye Pre.)
Second Generation H1 Antagonist, Mast Cell Stabilizer, Antihistamine(in allergic conjunctivitis).
Mechanism of Action of Ketotifen (Eye Pre.)
It is a mast cell stabilizer. This inhibit the development of airway hyper reactivity (associated with activation of platelets by PAF (Platelet Activating Factor) or caused by neural activation following the use of sympathomimetic drugs or the exposure to allergen) by suppressing the priming of eosinophils by human recombinant cytokines and thereby suppression of the influx of eosinophils into inflammatory site. In addition, Ketotifen is a potent antiallergic substance possessing a powerful and sustained noncompetitive histamine (H 1) blocking property. As a result the level of the cell cAMP is enhanced and eosinophilic infiltration is inhibited.
Pharmacokinets of Ketotifen (Eye Pre.)
Absorption-It is applied into the conjunctival sac.
Onset of Action for Ketotifen (Eye Pre.)
Duration of Action for Ketotifen (Eye Pre.)
Half Life of Ketotifen (Eye Pre.)
Side Effects of Ketotifen (Eye Pre.)
1.Transient burning
2.Dry eye
3.Subconjunctival haemorrhage
Contra-indications of Ketotifen (Eye Pre.)
1.Hypersensitivity to Ketotifen eye preparations
Special Precautions while taking Ketotifen (Eye Pre.)
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Use with caution
Indications for Ketotifen (Eye Pre.)
1.Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis
Interactions for Ketotifen (Eye Pre.)
Typical Dosage for Ketotifen (Eye Pre.)
Adult and Children over 3 years:Apply 1 or 2 drops twice daily
Schedule of Ketotifen (Eye Pre.)
Storage Requirements for Ketotifen (Eye Pre.)
Store in a cool dry place, away from direct heat and light. Keep out of the reach of children.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Ketotifen (Eye Pre.)
Apply the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Ketotifen (Eye Pre.)
Give symptomatic and supportive treatment.

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