What is Ketotifen?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Zalerg

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Ketotifen is an oral medication used to minimize the frequency and severity of asthma attacks. This medication may allow for a reduction in the use of other asthma medications. Ketotifen may also be used to treat disorders of mast cells.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Mast cell activation syndrome 3 1
Itching 2 1
Allergic rhinitis 1 0
Delayed sleep phase syndrome 1 1
Idiopathic hypersomnia 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ketotifen

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ketotifen

Dosage Patients
2 mg daily 1
2 drop(s) twice daily 1
1drop(s) as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Ketotifen

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Ketotifen

Duration

Currently taking Ketotifen

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Ketotifen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Ketotifen.