A cycloheptathiophene blocker of histamine H1 receptors and release of inflammatory mediators. It has been proposed for the treatment of asthma, rhinitis, skin allergies, and anaphylaxis.
Indicated as an add-on or prophylactic oral medication in the chronic treatment of mild atopic asthmatic children. Ketotifen is a fast acting non-competitive histamine antagonist. It inhibits the release of mediators from mast cells. It is a non-bronchodilator antiasthmatic drug
Used as self-medication for the temporary relief of itching of the eye due to allergic conjunctivitis (ophthalmic).
Treatment for allergic symptoms.
Used in treatment of asthma.
Reference- Tripathi KD "Essential of medical pharmacology" 7th edition, page no- 222,229