Ketotifen Use in Tick-Borne Illness
Ketotifen is a first generation noncompetitive H1 antihistamine and mast cell stabilizer with probable anti-inflammatory properties. It may also have anticholinergic and antiserotonergic properties that contribute to it’s overall beneficial effect in certain patients.
Ketotifen is an oral compounded capsule taken with meals and may be useful in the treatment of the following conditions:
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Autism
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • MCAS (mast cell activation syndrome)
  • SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
  • Urticaria
Patients with “GI Lyme Disease” generally find that ketotifen helps with symptoms of gas and bloating. For more information on whether or not this might be useful to you in your treatment, please discuss this with Dr. Marra in your office appointment.