GENERIC NAME: KETOTIFEN LIQUID - ORAL (key-toe-TIFF-en)
USES: Ketotifen is an antihistamine used, usually in children, to help prevent or reduce the symptoms of asthma (e.g., shortness of breath). Taken every day, it may also help reduce the severity and length of these symptoms. It works by blocking a chemical (histamine) that may lead to swelling (inflammation) of the airways in the lungs. Ketotifen should be taken every day in addition to other anti- asthma medications (e.g., beta-agonists, theophylline). This medication should not be used for acute asthma attacks. Use quick-relief medicines/inhalers for such attacks.
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