ASTHAFEN Tablet 10's

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Drug Information for ASTHAFEN Tablet 10's

What is ASTHAFEN Tablet used for?

ASTHAFEN Tablet eye drops are used for the prevention and treatment of allergic or seasonal conjunctivitis.

ASTHAFEN Tablet tablet is used to relieve the symptoms of asthma. ASTHAFEN Tablet tablet is used as a part of chronic treatment for mild atopic asthma.

ASTHAFEN Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does ASTHAFEN Tablet work?

ASTHAFEN Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called anti-histamines. Histamines are the inflammatory mediators, which are responsible for allergic symptoms. ASTHAFEN Tablet acts by inhibiting the release of histamines from the mast cells.

How to use ASTHAFEN Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use ASTHAFEN Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Instill one or two drops into the conjunctival sac of the eye usually twice a day. Do not let the dropper tip to touch your eye or any other surface so as to avoid contamination.
  • Swallow the whole tablet. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

The overdose symptoms of ASTHAFEN Tablet tablet may include:

  • Passing out
  • Increased difficulty in breathing

What are the drugs that interact with ASTHAFEN Tablet?

Drugs that interact with ASTHAFEN Tablet tablet include the following:

  • Glyburide
  • Metformin
  • Sleeping pills
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Codeine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of ASTHAFEN Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of ASTHAFEN Tablet eye drops:

  • Irritation of eyes
  • Stuffy nose
  • Headache
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Increased redness or swelling of eyes

The following are the most common side effects of ASTHAFEN Tablet tablet:

  • Trouble in breathing
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Oedema
  • Pallor
  • Fever
  • Bradycardia
  • Chest pain

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions ASTHAFEN Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to ASTHAFEN Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of ASTHAFEN Tablet tablet.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if ASTHAFEN Tablet causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid ASTHAFEN Tablet during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than prescribed.

What should you tell  your doctor before using  ASTHAFEN Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart, liver, kidney or any other respiratory diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if have undergone any eye surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions about ASTHAFEN Tablet

  1. How should ASTHAFEN Tablet be stored?
  2. Store ASTHAFEN Tablet at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.

  3. Can I use oral anti-diabetic drugs along with ASTHAFEN Tablet tablet?
  4. Concomitant use of ASTHAFEN Tablet with oral anti-diabetic drugs may result in reversible thrombocytopenia (low platelet count). Consult your doctor before using any drug.

  5. Is it safe to alter the dose of ASTHAFEN Tablet tablet?
  6. No. It is not safe to change the dose of ASTHAFEN Tablet unless suggested by the doctor.

  7. Is it safe to use ASTHAFEN Tablet eye drops in patients with glaucoma?
  8. You should not use ASTHAFEN Tablet eye drops if you have glaucoma. Please consult your doctor before using the drug.


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