Zaditen

Zaditen belongs to the group of antihistamines: medicines that suppress an allergic reaction of the body. This medicine is also suitable for (young) children. You can order Zaditen online through the pharmacies that work with Dokteronline.com.

What is Zaditen?

Zaditen belongs to the group of antihistamines: medicines that suppress an allergic reaction of the body. This medicine is also suitable for (young) children. You can order Zaditen online through the pharmacies that work with Dokteronline.com.

What is this medication used for?

Doctors prescribe Zaditen for hypersensitivity reactions, such as a long-term inflamed nasal mucosa, inflamed eyes, an asthma attack, oppression or skin rash with itching. The symptoms are caused by a strong response from the immune system, for example, if you are allergic to certain pollen (hay fever), dust mite, pet fur or other substances in the area. Zaditen contains ketotifen, a drug that suppresses the onset of an allergic reaction. This reduces or eliminates the complaints.

How to use Zaditen?

Zaditen is available as a tablet, a syrup or drops. Take the tablet during the meal with some liquid. You can also drop the tablet first into some water or juice and then drink the liquid. The syrup and drops are easy to use for children. The syrup can be dosed in the measuring cup. Shake the bottle before use.

Dosage

The partner pharmacies offer Zaditen for sale online. A doctor determines how long you should continue to use this medicine. Unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor, the usual starting dosage is as follows:

  • Adults and children from 6 years of age: twice daily 1 tablet at 1 mg.
  • Children from 6 months to 6 years old: 2.5 ml syrup twice daily or 10 drops or ½ tablet at 1 mg.

This medicine is not suitable for children aged under 6 months. Read the instructions before use.

Side effects

If you are being treated with Zaditen, you may experience side effects, although not all users are affected. The side effects of Zaditen include:

  • Excitement;
  • Insomnia;
  • Nervousness, unrest;
  • Irritability;
  • Dizziness;
  • drowsiness, especially in the beginning.

Consult a doctor or a pharmacist if you get any of these or any other complaints. An overview of all possible side effects can be found in the leaflet.

When is it best not to use this medicine?

Zaditen is not a suitable medicine for all. Do not use this medicine if you:

  • are hypersensitive to the active substance ketotifen or to any of the excipients used in the tablet, syrup or drops;
  • suffer(ed) from epilepsy;
  • suffer from diabetes and are being treated with the drug metformin.

If you are suffering from other health problems, please consult with a doctor to know if you can use Zaditen. This medicine may affect the effects of other medicines (and vice versa). A doctor knows which interactions might occur. In your order, state what other medication you use.

Pregnancy / driving / alcohol

Use Zaditen only on the advice of a doctor if you are pregnant. Do not use this medicine if you are breastfeeding. Especially in the beginning of treatment, Zaditen can affect responsiveness. Do not take part in traffic as long as you suffer from side effects such as drowsiness or dizziness. Alcohol can cause or aggravate the side effects of Zaditen. Stop or moderate your intake of alcohol.

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