Terfenadine - Drug Information

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General Information on Terfenadine

Generic Name : Terfenadine

Pronunciation : ter fen� a deen

Latest prescription information about Terfenadine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines And Decongestants

Trade Names/Brand Names of Terfenadine

India : 

International : 

Seldane

Why is Terfenadine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing, throat irritation, red, irritated, itchy and tearing eyes.  It blocks histamine action, which reduces allergy symptoms.

When should Terfenadine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients who are taking antifungal drugs, ulcer drugs, antibiotics and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Terfenadine?

One tablet (60 mg) twice daily for adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older.

How should Terfenadine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Terfenadine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history asthma, lung disease, urinary retention, enlarged prostate, kidney or liver disease, heart disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Terfenadine?

  Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, headache, fatigue, dizziness, nervousness, weakness and increased appetite.
   Gastrointestinal : Abdominal distress, nausea and vomiting.
   ENT : Dry mouth, sore throat, cough and nosebleed.
   Skin : Rash, hives and itching.

What are the other precautions for Terfenadine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Terfenadine?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30�C).


Schedule : H

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