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Published: 12/2017

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 OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION 0.05% "TOWA"
 Active ingredient:
Ketotifen fumarate
 Dosage form:
colorless to slightly yellow limpid ophthalmic solution: 5mL, (bottle) white, (cap) green
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine improves symptoms such as eye itching or hyperemia by inhibiting production or release of allergic substances (histamine, etc.). It is usually used to treat allergic conjunctivitis.

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 wear contact lenses.
  • 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 adults, apply 1 to 2 drops at a time, 4 times a day (in the morning, afternoon, evening, and before bedtime). Strictly follow the instructions.
  • After applying, wipe off any excess liquid with a clean gauze or tissue.
  • Avoid the dropper tip touching the eye to prevent contamination when dropping the solution into your eye.
  • If you need to use other eye drops at the same time, take more than 5 minutes intervals between medicines.
  • If you are wearing soft contact lenses, take off the lenses and then administer. Wait more than 15 minutes to wear contact lenses again.
  • This medicine must be used for ophthalmic purpose only.
  • If you miss a dose, apply as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never use two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally used more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include blepharitis, eyelid dermatitis, bloodshot eyes, eye irritation, corneal erosion and sleepiness. 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.
No pertinent entries.
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.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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