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Published: 12/2013

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
KETOTIFEN DS 0.1% for Pediatric "SAWAI"
 Active ingredient:
Ketotifen fumarate
 Dosage form:
white dry syrup
 Print on wrapping:
ケトチフェンDS小児用0.1%「サワイ」, KETOTIFEN DS 0.1%「SAWAI」

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses actions of allergenic substance (histamine) or inflammatory substances and improves allergic symptoms.
It is usually used to treat bronchial asthma, allergic rhinitis, eczema/dermatitis, hives and skin pruritus. However, it is not intended to immediately improve bronchial asthma attacks or symptoms that have already started.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have epilepsy or have a history of it.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for children, take 0.03 g (0.03 mg of ketotifen) per kilogram of body weight at a time, twice a day after breakfast and before bedtime by dissolving the medicine in water as needed. The dosage may be adjusted according to the disease, age or symptoms. The standard single dose based on age is: 0.4 g (0.4 mg) for 6 months to less than 3 years old, 0.6 g (0.06 mg) for 3 to less than 7 years old, and 1.0 g (1.0 mg) for 7 years old or over. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause drowsiness. Avoid operating dangerous machinery such as driving a car.
  • Alcohol (drinking) may intensify drowsiness. Refrain from drinking while taking this medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include cystitis-like symptoms (frequent urination, pain on urination, bloody urine, feeling of residual urine), edema, erythema multiforme, rash, hives, transient loss of consciousness and drowsiness. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • convulsion, loss of concentration, uneasiness [convulsion, excitement]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellow discoloration of the skin and the white of eyes [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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